December 10, 2023

Pak-based terror groups JeM, LeT maintain training camps in Afghanistan

Pakistan-based fear gatherings like Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba, drove by 26/11 Mumbai dread assaults plan Hafiz Saeed, keep up with their instructional courses in certain regions of Afghanistan and some of them are straightforwardly under the Taliban control, as per an UN report. The thirteenth report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team refers to an UN Member State as saying that Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a Deobandi bunch philosophically nearer to the Taliban “keeps eight instructional courses in Nangarhar, three of which are straightforwardly under Taliban control.”

India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti, in his ability as Chair of the Taliban Sanctions Committee, otherwise called the 1988 Sanctions Committee, communicated the report to be “brought to the consideration of the individuals from the Security Council and gave as a record of the Council.”

The report said that Jaish-e-Mohammed, a Deobandi bunch drove by Masood Azhar, is philosophically nearer to the Taliban. Qari Ramazan is the recently designated head of JeM in Afghanistan.

It added that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is depicted in the past Monitoring Team reports as having given money and preparing skill to Taliban activities.

“Inside Afghanistan, as per one Member State, it is driven by Mawlawi Yousuf,” the report said, adding that in October 2021, as per one Member State, one more LeT pioneer, Mawlawi Assadullah, met with Taliban Deputy Interior Minister Noor Jalil.

A similar Member State revealed that in January 2022, a Taliban designation visited an instructional course utilized by LeT in the Haska Mena locale of Nangarhar.

“The gathering was said to keep three camps in Kunar and Nangarhar. Past LeT individuals have included Aslam Farooqi and Ejaz Ahmad Ahangar (a.k.a. Abu Usman al-Kashmiri), both of whom joined ISIL-K,” the report said.

Another Member State expressed that there was no proof of the presence of JeM and LeT in the district as a result of powerful security tasks focusing on them, as per the report.

The report additionally said that the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) comprises the biggest part of unfamiliar psychological oppressor warriors in Afghanistan, with their number assessed to be a few thousand.

Different gatherings incorporate the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM), Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Jamaat Ansarullah, and the LeT, with each numbering in the couple of hundreds.

It said the TTP, drove by Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud, has “seemingly benefitted” most the unfamiliar radical gatherings in Afghanistan from the Taliban takeover. It has directed various assaults and tasks in Pakistan.The TTP likewise keeps on existing as an independent power, as opposed to feeling strain to blend its contenders into Afghan Taliban units, similar to the possibility for most unfamiliar psychological militant warriors. The gathering is assessed to comprise of 3,000 to 4,000 furnished warriors situated along the east and southeast Afghanistan-Pakistan line regions, the report said.

As indicated by one Member State, control of the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations gives the Haqqani Network further resources with the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan, it said.

“Sirajuddin Haqqani has supposedly been depended upon more than any other person in the true organization to go about as a delegate among TTP and Pakistan. Haqqani interventions have not prompted a supportable truce, yet are a further sign of Sirajuddin’s focal job inside the Taliban as a middle person and figure of power among majority of TTP and other essentially Pashtun bunches in eastern Afghanistan,” the report said.

“The Haqqani Network is as yet viewed as having the nearest connections to al-Qaeda… The gathering keeps on being the believed accomplice for neighborhood help of places of refuge and backing for the al-Qaeda center, incorporating by keeping up with attaches with purported ‘inheritance al-Qaeda’: the people who some time in the past laid out relations with the late Jalaluddin Haqqani and to whom the Haqqanis feel obliged for supporting them and the Taliban,” the report said.

The report noticed that following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August last year, the Haqqani Network “moved rapidly” to get control of specific key portfolios and services: inside, knowledge, visas, and relocation. “Noticeable true ecclesiastical positions got by the Haqqani Network incorporate those involved by accepted Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani and accepted Minister for Refugees Khalil Ahmed Haqqani,” it said.

“Obligations related with these jobs show up painstakingly picked, as the services incorporate the giving of character cards, travel papers and the observing of people entering and leaving the country.

“The Haqqani Network has likewise turned into the best militarily prepared group and controls various equipped arrangements, including the world class Badri 313 Battalion. The Haqqani Network currently to a great extent controls security in Afghanistan, including the security of the capital, Kabul,” the report said.

The eleventh report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team had expressed that among those gatherings representing a security danger, Afghan authorities featured Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, Jaish-e-Mohammed, and Lashkar-e-Taiba, bunches in which the Monitoring Team has written in the past reports.

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