May 30, 2011

Reports: NATO snatch and grab in North Waziristan?

Unconfirmed...Xinhuanet

ISLAMABAD, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Unconfirmed news from intelligence sources said on Monday that five Pakistan Taliban ( TTP) leaders were arrested Monday morning in the Gorvait area of North Waziristan by NATO forces and later taken away by two NATO helicopters to Afghanistan.

According to the sources who asked to remain anonymous, the action was taken by the NATO forces without informing the Pakistani government. If so, this is another Abbottabad-like operation taken by the foreign forces on the Pakistani soil without the knowledge of the Pakistani side.

Political agent of North Waziristan also confirmed the news.

So far, there is no official report about the Monday morning's operation taken by the NATO forces in North Waziristan, a tribal area in northwest Pakistan, which is believed to be a stronghold of militants in the country, who often launch attacks on the NATO forces in Afghanistan across the border

I don't buy the NATO angle....IF..and I mean a IF...this is true...it would have been done by JSOC....and it would have been to snatch a VERY high value target....not some Taliban mid level commanders.

By Matt Damon at 04:23 PM | Comments |