Ops and Intel update: 06.06.09
Six aides of Mehsud arrested from Mianwali
LAHORE: Six Taliban, believed to be close aides of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud, have been arrested from Mianwali, a private TV channel reported on Thursday. According to the Mianwali district police officer (DPO), the Taliban – arrested in a search operation – were believed to have close ties to Mehsud. The police said the Taliban – arrested from the Musakhel, Bachran and Mauj areas of Mianwali – had been involved in attacks on police checkposts in the region. Officials identified four of the Taliban as Ahmed Khan, Hidayatullah, Abdul Wahid and Ramzan. daily times monitor
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Four perish as scores attack militants’ hideouts in Dir Bala
Updated at: 0151 PST, Sunday, June 07, 2009
Scores of people attacked the sanctuaries of militants in Dir Bala area on Saturday, killing four militants while six homes were also obliterated in the attacks, Geo news said.
According to local sources, the people hailing from Hayagai Sharqi and adjoining areas launched attacks on the militants hideouts which resulted in the deaths of four militants while six homes were also destroyed...
He said Lower Dir had already been cleared. With the exception of Karakar Pass, the rest of Buner was safe for the people to return, he added.
Source: Geo TV
Essam Derbala, a member of the leadership council of Al-Gama'a Al-Islamiya, or Islamic Group, made the appeal after President Barack Obama said in Cairo on Thursday he wanted a "new beginning" in ties between Washington and the Muslim world.
Islamist thinkers and groups in Egypt have long inspired Islamic movements around the world.
"I call on the Taliban of Afghanistan and Pakistan and al Qaeda to look at this solution and put the American side to a real test of the extent of its sincerity in achieving peace with the Muslim world," Derbala told Reuters.
"I consider this a chance to reveal the truth about Barack Obama before the people," he said, adding these organisations should open up to talks with the United States and declare they have "no need to kill American civilians".
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