On a rainy Friday evening in early August, six Taliban fighters attacked a police post in a village in Buner, a quiet farming valley just outside Pakistan’s lawless tribal region. The militants tied up eight policemen and lay them on the floor, and according to local accounts, the youngest member of the gang, a 14-year-old, shot the captives on orders from his boss. The fighters stole uniforms and weapons and fled into the mountains. Almost instantly, the people of Buner, armed with rifles, daggers and pistols, formed a posse, and after five days they cornered and killed their quarry. A video made on a cellphone showed the six militants lying in the dirt, blood oozing from their wounds. The stand at Buner has entered the lore of Pakistan’s war against the militants as a dramatic example of ordinary citizens’ determination to draw a line against the militants.
DEBKAfile Special Report
November 1, 2008, 1:25 PM (GMT+02:00)
Mughniyeh's bombed car in Damascus
The Lebanese As-Safir reported Saturday, Nov. 1, that the suspected head of a Mossad spy ring was picked up at his home in the Lebanese Beqaa Valley W. Lebanon, with several family members, after lengthy surveillance in Lebanon and Syria. He is not named in the report.
Investigators are digging for a connection between the alleged Mossadspy ring and the assassination of Hizballah military chief Imad Mughniyeh.
November 1, 2008 3:18 PM ET
By Bill Roggio
Officials believe Abu Jihad al Masri was one of several al Qaeda operatives killed in yesterday's strikes in North and South Waziristan. He is the leader of the Egyptian Islamic Group, sits on al Qaeda's Shura Majlis, and serves as an operational and intelligence chief.
Pakistan fights defence spending cuts
However, Zardari said that this kind of measure was "not on the IMF's agenda", as military commentators voiced their alarm about what cuts on this scale would mean for the Pakistan Army. According to Jane's Defence Forecasts , Pakistan ...
Pakistan Defence Forum - http://www.defence.pk/forums/
Hizballah shops for anti-tank missiles in Moscow
Kornet-E: Russian vehicle-mounted anti-tank missile
A Hizballah mission, which arrived in Moscow Tuesday, Oct. 28, was taken around Russian state of the art anti-tank missile factories, including KBP in the town of Tula southwest of Moscow,DEBKAfile’s exclusive military sources report. The Lebanese visitors were treated to a live fire demonstration of various types of missile. They then ordered 3,000 missiles of different types and returned home Saturday, Nov. 1.
Tehran is footing the bill.
Former Top Cyber Official at Center of World Bank Scandal
Cyber Security Questions Persist at World Bank
From a recon team: Muslim/Chechan sites
Currently IATT is tracking 3 hackers
Waiting for the right time to take them down.