February 26, 2019

Jaish-e-Mohammad Safe Haven in Pakistan Bombed

Well looks like India is fed up and Pakistan is a paper tiger.

The Indian government has retaliated for the deadly Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) suicide attack that killed 40 soldiers in the state of Jammu and Kashmir nearly two weeks ago. Today, the Indian Air Force launched a raid against a JeM camp in Balakot inside Pakistan, killing scores of jihadists. The Pakistani government is denying the raid took place.

Indian warplanes attacked “the biggest training camp of JeM in Balakot,” according to a statement released by the embassy in Washington, DC. The statement is attributed to Shri Vijay Gokhale, India’s Foreign Secretary.

“In this operation, a very large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commanders and groups of jihadis who were being trained for fidayeen action [suicide attacks] were eliminated,” it continued.

Indian press reports indicate that 12 Mirage 2000 strike aircrafts crossed the Line of Control early in the morning and struck the camp. Pakistani F-16s scrambled to intercept but did not engage, according to DNA India. Indian officials estimate that between 200 and 300 JeM members were killed in the operation.

Gokhale described the operation as a “preemptive strike” that “became absolutely necessary” as JeM was plotting further suicide operations.

I wouldn;'t worry, I mean what's the worst that could happen?

Oh, well I mean what's a short nuclear winter or two?

By Howie at 09:22 AM | Comments |