June 17, 2010

Al Qaeda Operatives killed in North Waziristan

Al Qaeda prime took another hit to its leadership cadre.

Bill Roggio has the news..

The US killed two al Qaeda commanders and a Turkish foreign fighter during a Predator airstrike in North Waziristan earlier this month, a jihadist group stated.

Sheikh Ihsanullah, an "Arab al Qaeda military commander"; Ibrahim, the commander of the Fursan-i-Mohammed Group; and a Turkish foreign fighter known as Harun were killed in the June 10 airstrike in the village of Norak in North Waziristan.

The deaths were confirmed in a statement released by the Taifatul Mansura Group, or the Victorious Sect, a transnational Turkish jihadist group that operates along the Afghan-Pakistani border.

The Taifatul Mansura Group has previously issued multiple statements from Pakistan's tribal areas. Recently, the terror group announced the death of Eric Breininger, a German member of the Islamic Jihad Union who was killed while fighting Pakistani security forces during a clash near Mir Ali in North Waziristan on April 30, 2010.

The Taifatul Mansura Group confirmed the deaths of the three terrorists in a statement released on June 11 that was signed by Abu Yasir al Turki, the "Media Spokesman" and "Commander of Media Wing." The statement was translated by Flashpoint Partners.

"Late last night, a spy drone attacked a target in Waziristan," Turki said. "Commander Ibrahim, who was staying inside a house, together with one Turkish mujahid and an al Qaeda military commander, Sheikh Ihsanullah, were killed. For security reasons, we are not able to publish the location and details. Pardon us…"

Three terrorists were reported to have been killed in the June 10 airstrike in Norak. The US hit a compound that was known to have been used by the Taliban.

These aren't just hits on foot soldiers.... we are like so inside AL Qaeda's OODA loop it isn't funny.
In order to win, we should operate at a faster tempo or rhythm than our adversaries--or, better yet, get inside [the] adversary's Observation-Orientation-Decision-Action time cycle or loop. ... Such activity will make us appear ambiguous (unpredictable) thereby generate confusion and disorder among our adversaries--since our adversaries will be unable to generate mental images or pictures that agree with the menacing as well as faster transient rhythm or patterns they are competing against.

By Matt Damon at 05:29 PM | Comments |