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Inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban: Beyond Bin Laden and 9/11 by Syed Saleem Shahzad

By Syed Saleem Shahzad

President Obama could have brought on his crusade promise to kill Osama bin encumbered, yet as an Al-Qaeda strategist bin encumbered has been lifeless for years. This publication introduces and examines the hot new release of Al-Qaeda leaders who've been at the back of the latest assaults. Investigative journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad devoted his existence to revealing the suggestions and internal workings of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. He had entry to top-level commanders in either hobbies, in addition to in the ISI, Pakistan's intelligence carrier. Shahzad's paintings used to be praised by means of US Secretary of nation Hillary Clinton for 'bringing to mild the worries extremism poses to Pakistan's stability'. inside of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban explains the broader goals of either businesses and gives a necessary research of significant terrorist incidents, together with the 2008 Mumbai assaults. In might 2011, Shahzad was once kidnapped and killed in Pakistan, days after writing a piece of writing suggesting that insiders within the Pakistani military had colluded with Al-Qaeda in an assault on a naval air station. This booklet is a testomony to his fearless reporting and analytical rigour. it is going to supply readers around the globe with a useful advent to a brand new part of the continuing fight opposed to terrorism which threatens lives in such a lot of countries.

Reviews:

"When Syed Saleem Shahzad talks, I pay attention. he's the main fearless and trustworthy journalist overlaying Pakistan and Afghanistan, and that's why his paintings is learn even within the halls of the Pentagon. No journalist passing via Pakistan should still leave out a chance to speak to him and no-one attracted to the zone, in Al-Qaeda or within the Taliban can come up with the money for to disregard his work." --Nir Rosen, writer of The Triumph of the Martyrs: A Reporter's trip Into Occupied Iraq

"Syed Saleem Shahzad has lengthy been capable of penetrate the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban firms in a fashion that no different journalist has. His exact wisdom and contacts make his writing a 'must read' for somebody who desires to comprehend these movements." --Gareth Porter, historian and writer of Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of energy and the line to conflict in Vietnam

"Whether it's insights into the plans and ideologues riding Al-Qaeda, the low-down on militants around the Hindu Kush, the Taliban-led Afghan insurgency or political wheeling and working, Syed Saleem Shahzad is often first at the path. The hallmark of his paintings is his uncompromising impartiality and unblinking braveness to keep on with a narrative to its end, irrespective of the hazards or sacrifices involved." --Tony Allison, editor, Asia occasions Online

"A direction breaking booklet that boosts significantly our knowing of the complexities of Al-Qaeda. not just is the writer basically accustomed to the personalities that shape the head tactical and technique formula tier this day, yet his skill to garner a number of strands of knowledge as a result of a magnificent box event in Afghanistan makes it the most actual and idea frightening memoirs that search to throw mild on new terrorist projects within the region." -- Hameed Haroon, CEO, The sunrise Media staff, Pakistan

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Not long after their retreat from Afghanistan, the Taliban and Al-Qaeda announced the establishment of the Islamic State of North Waziristan, with a Taliban police to combat vice and crime. The outside world saw the development simply as the formation of the Islamic State of North Waziristan, but Al-Qaeda had already restructured this part of the tribal areas to establish an Islamic state. Al-Qaeda’s larger plan was to lay the ground for the restructuring all of the tribal areas in this fashion – to have them fully functional as Al-Qaeda forts, before expanding into the whole of the former NWFP as well as Balochistan.

He avoided media attention and refused to be photographed in conformity with his religious beliefs. He never finished formal school but received instruction in a madrassa (Islamic seminary). As a young madrassa student, Baitullah would often travel into Afghanistan to assist the Taliban in their implementation of sharia (the sacred law of Islam), and their fight against the Northern Alliance. He emerged as another major tribal leader after the 2004 death of Nek Muhammad. In a ceremony attended by five leading Taliban commanders, including Mullah Dadullah, Baitullah was appointed Mullah Omar’s governor for the Mehsud area.

The outside world saw the development simply as the formation of the Islamic State of North Waziristan, but Al-Qaeda had already restructured this part of the tribal areas to establish an Islamic state. Al-Qaeda’s larger plan was to lay the ground for the restructuring all of the tribal areas in this fashion – to have them fully functional as Al-Qaeda forts, before expanding into the whole of the former NWFP as well as Balochistan. In this way it could cut all of NATO’s supply lines through Pakistan and thus force the Western allies to engage in a long, draining war.

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