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India      Woman killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan army in Jammu and Kashmir
India      Soldier injured as militants attack army camp in Jammu and Kashmir
India      Grenade recovered in Assam
India      SFs arrest five Maoists in Chhattisgarh
Bangladesh      ICS leader arrested in Bagerhat District
Bangladesh      ABT militant arrested in Jhenaidah District
India      Maoist Rupesh produced before court in Tamil Nadu
India      NIA files charge sheet against Islamic State-linked Kerala man for waging war
India      'Shadow intelligence officers' to track high-value Maoists
India      Tribal Chiefs in Meghalaya want constitutional provisions that are similar to Jammu and Kashmir's Article 370
India      MNF opposes Citizenship Amendment Bill
Nepal      RJPN agrees to take part in third phase of local level polls after ruling parties agreed to put constitution amendment bill to vote
India      Islamic State (ISIS) 'outsources' terror attacks to Pakistan-based outfits, says UN report
India      Arrested pro-Khalistanis had armed militants for political killings in Punjab, says Police source
Bangladesh      CTTC is getting robots for anti-militant drives, says CTTC Additional Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Sanowar Hossain

Islamic State (ISIS) 'outsources' terror attacks to Pakistan-based outfits, says UN report

According to a United Nations (UN) report, the Islamic State (IS) terror group enlists "partners of convenience" in Afghanistan and "outsources" terror attacks to Pakistan-based outfits like the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, reports The Times of India on August 11. The 20th report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team was submitted to the UN Security Council al-Qaida Sanctions Committee. It said that in South Asia, the al Qaeda's core continues to compete with the Islamic State, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), for dominance over terrorist groups in the region. The report said the current leader of al-Qaeda Aiman al-Zawahiri "is still assumed" to be in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region. "ISIL in Afghanistan tends to enlist partners of convenience and 'outsources' terrorist attacks to other groups such as Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), and Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) splinter group," the report said..

It said that the al Qaeda core and its regional affiliates continue to actively cooperate with the Afghan Taliban in return for sanctuary and operating space. "By embedding itself within the Taliban movement, the al Qaeda core also aims to maintain local bases of influence as a part of the wider Afghan insurgency and receives operational support from the Taliban for its regional affiliate, al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS)," the report said. It cited a UN Member state, which informed the committee that AQIS comprises around 200 fighters, who operate as advisers and trainers of the Taliban in southern Afghanistan. Individuals associated with the al Qaeda core are active in Paktika, Paktiya, Khost, Kunar and Nuristan provinces of Afghanistan, the report said. It said that the ISIS core continues to fund the group in Afghanistan, noting that while sometimes the financial flows are robust, other times they run dry. "In the assessment of one Member State, ISIL in Afghanistan would not exist without support from the ISIL core. However, the ISIL core has instructed its affiliate in Afghanistan to begin to develop its own internal funding sources," the report said.






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