Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Good Guys Strike Again
During the four-day operation, thousands of troops seized a cache of weapons, including bombs, detonators and rockets; communications equipment used to exchange messages with militants in Afghanistan; and propaganda CDs and literature. The operation coincided with a visit by President Gen. Pervez Musharraf to the U.N. summit in New York.
“It is the biggest-ever operation, which is still going on in North Waziristan,” Lt. Gen. Safdar Hussain, the top army commander responsible for anti-terrorism operations in northwestern Pakistan, told a news conference.
“As a result of this operation, a center of al-Qaida and terrorists has been destroyed and the back of al-Qaida and terrorists has been broken in the tribal areas because terrorist activities were carried out from here.”
Hussain said foreigners and “some important men are included among the captured people,” although he would not elaborate.
Waziristan is the location where many people believe Al Qaida and the Taliban have a strong foothold as well as the area where Osama Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri are located. Do not look for either of the Al Qaida leaders to be among the “important men” captured, rather expect those men to have been linked to assassination plots against Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf.
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