Shia Website Claims “6000 Al-Qaida Fighters in Syria to Establish Emirate of Levant”

6000 Al-Qaida Fighters in Syria to Establish Emirate of Levant

Based on the Arab proverb ” a family member confesses”, “al-Sharq” Saudi newspaper published a report Friday revealing that “al-Qaida” is directly present in the Syrian crisis. 

 

 6000 Al-Qaida Fighters in Syria to Establish Emirate of Levant

The newspaper reported that “for the first time, “al-Qaida” explicitly announces its participation in Syria’s fighting.”

According to the daily, members of the organization raised “al-Qaida” flag upon the seizure of “Bab al-Hawa” crossing.

Meanwhile, a Jordanian security source unveiled that “more than six thousands of al-Qaida fighters entered Syria in recent months, especially since last November.”

“Most of these fighters entered Syria from the Iraqi and Turkish borders,” it added and pointed out that “they are mostly from non-Syrian Arab nationalities.”

In parallel, the newspaper reported that “there is competition between “al-Qaida” wings in Syria, especially between “Brigades of Abdullah Azzam” led by Saudi Arabia’s Majed al-Majed and the extremist “al-Nosra [Aid] to Levant Front” led by a Prince [al-Amir] known as al-Fatih [The Conqueror], Abu Mohammed Joulani.”

The paper quoted Saudi sources stating that “a fierce competition is taking place in the corridors of the extremist organization, in particular that the “Victory to Levant Front” didn’t follow al-Qaida at the beginning.”

However, it was later accepted from a number of al-Qaida’s religious leaders.

At this point, Abdullah Azzam leaders felt that “the rug is being pulled from under their feet as “al-Nosra [Aid] to Levant Front” prepares to take the command leadership of the Levant’s Emirate.”

“Abdullah Azzam Brigades moved quickly, prompting itself as a better alternative for the Front .”

The newspaper clarified that “the first public appearance of “al-Qaida” was in Tal-Kalkh region , where differences exploded between the elements of the so-called “Free Syrian Army” and al-Qaida members.”

“The fight led to the death of 34 people when he al-Qaida members wanted to declare the region an Islamic emirate under the rule of the Lebanese Walid al-Bustani, a former leader of Fateh al-Islam,” the Saudi paper mentioned.

Meanwhile, one of the rebels in Idlib province informed the newspaper that “at least one “al-Qaeda” camp was established near al-Tmanah village.”

“The camp contains fighters of different nationalities,” he said and noted that ” he visited the camp and met with the military commander and a politician there.”

“The two men confirmed that “al-Qaida” presence aims not only in toppling the Syrian regime, but to build also the so-called Islamic state that does not depend on the polls.”

The Idlib activist, who spoke on condition of anonymity, stated that ” areas of his province witness a currently significant presence of “Levant’s Free Men”, a fundamentalist group calling for the imposition of tribute on other religions and considering minorities as rogue.”

Militant Website Reports Bomb Attack Upon Saudi Intelligence HQ, Killing Bandar’s Deputy

[Saudis bomb Syrian intelligence, then someone returns the favor.]

Explosion Rocks S. Arabia’s Intelligence Headquarters

TEHRAN (FNA)- Reports from Saudi Arabia said an explosion rocked the Arab country’s intelligence headquarters and killed the Saudi deputy intelligence chief.

 

The Arabic al-Fajr news website reported from Saudi Arabia that the deputy head of Saudi Arabia’s secret service has been killed in the blast.

No official report has yet been released on the incident.

On Thursday night Prince Bandar bin Sultan was appointed Saudi Arabia’s new spy chief.

Prince Bandar, 63, who vanished from public view when he was recalled from Washington by King Abdullah in 2005 after notching up 22 years as the kingdom’s ambassador there, will immediately be thrust into a Middle East crisis.

The US’ closest Arab ally is a supporter of the Syrian rebels who want to oust president Bashar al-Assad and is mending fences with Washington after a disagreement over the Arab uprisings.

 

 

Pakistan Plans Eviction of 3 million Afghan Refugees

Pakistan plans to revoke Afghans’ refugee status could displace 3 million

Afghanistan faces further crisis as world’s biggest cluster of refugees faces expulsion

 in Islamabad

Afghan refugee in Islamabad

An Afghan refugee on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Photograph: Muhammed Muheisen/AP

Pakistan plans to cancel refugee status for all Afghans living in the country at the end of this year, leaving 3 million displaced people – the world’s biggest cluster of refugees – facing possible expulsion to a country that many barely know.

Pushing the refugees into Afghanistan would be likely to create a new crisis for the country, already struggling with an insurgency and an economy almost entirely dependent on the western presence and the illicit drug trade.

The west is pressing Pakistan to reconsider its policy, which puts it at odds with the United Nations and other international partners.

The international community and the Afghan government have no strategy prepared to deal with any such influx of people.

However, Pakistan’s top administrator in charge of the Afghan refugee issue, Habibullah Khan, secretary of the ministry of states and frontier regions, told the Guardian that Islamabad would not relent. “The international community desires us to review this policy but we are clear on this point. The refugees have become a threat to law and order, security, demography, economy and local culture. Enough is enough,” he said.

“If the international community is so concerned, they should open the doors of their countries to these refugees. Afghans will be more than happy to be absorbed by the developed countries, like western Europe, USA, Canada, Australia.”

Pakistan has hosted Afghan refugees for more than 30 years, after they fled the Soviet invasion in the 1980s, the horrors of the civil war, Taliban rule and, most recently, the conflict triggered by the US-led invasion of the country in late 2001. Whole generations have grown up in Pakistan and do not know their homeland. It is the largest and longest-running refugee situation in the world.

There are currently 1.7 million Afghan refugees registered in Pakistan – more than half of them under 18 – of whom 630,000 live in camps. A further 1 million are estimated to be living in the country unregistered and therefore illegally.

“After 31 December 2012, there is no plan to extend the validity of the POR [proof of registration] cards of Afghan refugees. Those currently registered will lose the status of refugees. They will be treated under the law of the land. The provincial governments have already been asked to treat the existing unregistered refugees as illegal immigrants,” said Khan.

He declined to spell out what would happen to the refugees after the end of the year but, if the policy sticks, they will all be in the country illegally and liable to be thrown out.

The UN is running a voluntary repatriation programme but it is making slow progress. So far this year, it has been able to entice just 41,000 people to return to Afghanistan, a slight increase on the 35,000 who returned in the first half of 2011.

Since 2002, the UN has repatriated 3.7 million Afghans to Afghanistan, but the rate of return stalled in recent years as the war intensified. It is also likely that many of the returnees have slipped back into Pakistan, given that today there are almost as many Afghan refugees in Pakistan as there were in 2002.

Earlier this year, Lady Amos, the former British cabinet minister who is now the UN humanitarian affairs chief, said she was appalled by the conditions for returning refugees after visiting a camp for them in Kabul.

Once they reach Afghanistan, returners are entitled to a one-off $150 (£96) per person from the UN.

Neill Wright, the Pakistan representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said the UN would still recognise registered Afghans in Pakistan as refugees after the end of 2012 under international law, “until a durable solution can be found”.

“We hope that the government of Pakistan will continue to recognise them as refugees,” he said. “Returning them to Afghanistan could destabilise the country further at a time when it is already experiencing instability from the drawdown of international forces.”

While some Afghans have prospered in Pakistan, the poverty of the majority is obvious, even in Islamabad. On the outskirts of the city, opposite the huge and gleaming Metro supermarket where it is possible to buy everything from imported salmon to a washing machine, lies a little mud-shack settlement of Afghan refugees, all of them officially registered.

No one in the few dozen houses of Sorang Abadi village can read or write, none of their children go to school, there is no electricity or water. Yet none of them want to return to Afghanistan.

“I haven’t stepped across the border in 30 years,” said Sher Zaman, 62, originally from the northern Afghan province of Kunduz. “I don’t even have a single room to go to in Afghanistan. I’m a poor man. I hope I can stay here and die here.”

Uzbek Arrested On Charge of Complicity In Attempt On Mufti of Tartarstan

[SEE: Kazan Court Hauls-In 6 Wahhabi Suspects In Terrorist Attacks Upon Tartarstan Spiritual Authorities]

Russia: Arrested on charges of attempted citizen of Uzbekistan mufti detained for two months

Ferghana

In Kazan detained the 26-year-old citizen of Uzbekistan Abdunozim Ataboev. He is suspected of complicity in the assassination of Mufti of Tatarstan Ildusa Fayzova that occurred the morning of July 19.

According to Russian media, the Mufti was driving his car when he heard a clap. He knew that for half an hour ago, was shot and killed his former deputy, head of education department of the Spiritual Board of Muslims (SAM) of Tatarstan Waliullah Yakupov. Sensing something was wrong, Faiza out of the car and then heard a huge explosion: under the passenger seat bomb. The car is completely burned. As the Lenta.Ru , Faiza injured leg and was operated on.

According to Moscow News , Abdunozim Ataboev was among the suspects, because shortly before the explosion of a car Mufti moved his car behind him, and immediately after the explosion disappeared from the scene.

According to Tatar-Inform , due to the fact that Ataboev poor command of Russian language in court, he answered questions through an interpreter. According Ataboeva, nor by the Mufti of Tatarstan, nor dead Waliullah Yakupov he did not sign.

“My only mistake is that I was near the place where the vehicle was blown up by the Mufti,” – said a citizen of Uzbekistan.However, the court sent him under arrest for two months – until September 20.

Ataboev live in Tatarstan in 2007, is registered in Kazan. With him living parents, sister and child, a wife and two young children. Now his family is in Yelabuga, where he planned to move to a new place of work.

The international news agency “Fergana”

Saudi Ruler Calls “Extraordinary Summit” To Tighten His Grip On Muslim Ummah

Gulf News

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has called for an extraordinary summit of Muslim leaders to be held next month to address risks of “sedition” threatening Muslim countries, state news agency SPA reported on Sunday.

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz has called for “an extraordinary Islamic solidarity meeting to ensure… unity during this delicate time as the Muslim world faces dangers of fragmentation and sedition,” SPA quoted Foreign Minister Saud Al Faisal as saying.

King Abdullah wishes to convene the summit in mid-August in a bid at “unifying the ranks” of Muslims, the report said. There were no further details concerning the agenda of the meeting.

But the announcement comes amid a spike in deadly violence across Syria, where more than 19,000 have been killed since an uprising erupted in March 2011 against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.