Zakir Musa and Al-Qaeda

Zakir Musa and Al-Qaeda

Javeed Ali On July 27, British newspaper, The Guardian ran a story of Kashmiri militant Zakir Musa becoming head of ‘Al-Qaeda linked cell’ – Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind. The creation of the group was announced by Global Islamic Media Front, an Al-Qaeda-affiliated information network, a report in the Guardian said. A day after this news, United Jihad […]

Zakir Musa eludes government forces through 18-hour CASO

Zakir Musa eludes government forces through 18-hour CASO

Anantnag: An 18 hour-long Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Noorpora area of Tral – here in Pulwama district – concluded Saturday morning without contact being established with the holed-up militants, including Zakir Musa, chief of an Al-Qaeda offshoot in Kashmir. Noorpora is Musa’s native village. The CASO was launched Friday afternoon at about 3 […]

Zakir among three militants believed trapped in ongoing cordon

Zakir among three militants believed trapped in ongoing cordon

Anantnag: Three militants are believed to be trapped in an ongoing Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Noorpora area of Tral, here in Pulwama district. The CASO had been in progress for more than six hours while this report was being filed. A senior police official from the site of the CASO told Kashmir Reader […]

Dujana’s role important: Musa

Dujana’s role important: Musa

Srinagar: The chief of Al Qaida linked cell, Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, Zakir Rashid Bhat alias Zakir Musa has claimed in an audio-visual message that slain Abu Dujana of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) along with his aide, Arif Lelhari, were affiliated are “first martyrs” of the outfit. In a 3:39 minutes message posted on social networking sites by Al […]

5 militants have joined Zakir Musa so far: DGP

5 militants have joined Zakir Musa so far: DGP

Srinagar: Estranged Hizbul Mujahideen militant Zakir Musa, who Al Qaeda recently claimed to have joined them, seems to be having trouble in finding recruits in Kashmir. The state’s top police officer estimates that only five militants have joined him. Musa’s pictures were shared on social media after Al-Qaeda named him as head of new cell, […]

Those seeking debate on special status playing with fire: Omar

Those seeking debate on special status playing with fire: Omar

New Delhi: Those seeking a debate on the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir are “playing with fire” as the issue is linked to the state’s accession to India, former chief minister Omar Abdullah said on Saturday. His remarks came after Attorney General K K Venugopal recently told the Supreme Court that the NDA […]

Kashmir slowly limping back to normalcy: DG Police

Kashmir slowly limping back to normalcy: DG Police

Srinagar: Police on Friday said that the situation in Kashmir was slowly limping back to normalcy. “You can see the change in the Kashmir situation as it is slowly limping back to normalcy,” director general of police Shesh Paul Vaid told media in Srinagar. Vaid, while addressing a press conference, was reacting to the question […]