Agencies get cracking to trace UP born slain Al-Qaeda chief’s Indian links

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New Delhi, Jan 16: The Indian agencies have reached out to their counterparts in Afghanistan seeking more information on the Pakistan wife of slain Al-Qaeda in the Sub-Continent chief, Asim Umar, who is of Indian origin.

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Indian born Al-Qaeda chief killed: Neither Pakistan, nor Taliban can ever be sincere

img_0150New Delhi, Oct 09: The chief of the Al-Qaeda in the Sub-Continent (AQIS), Asim Umar was killed in a joint US-Afghan raid. The raid was conducted on a Taliban compound last month, Afghanistan’s spy agency announced.

Umar, the Indian born chief of the AQIS was on the radar of the agencies for long. He took over as the chief of the outfit in 2014, the year that it was launched. He was born in Sambal, Uttar Pradesh.

Who is AQIS chief Asim Umar, the man behind the radicalisation of UP,Bihar Muslims

New Delhi, Oct 09: The Al-Qaeda’s India operations which was headed by a man called Asim Umar referred to as Shaikh Umar was killed in Afghanistan and the same has been confirmed by the National Directorate of Security. Umar took over as the chief of the Al-Qaeda in the Sub-Continent (AQIS) in 2014.

He has been referred to as a Pakistani national, but tracing his origins suggests that he was born in Sambal in Uttar Pradesh.

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Al-Qaeda’s Indian born sub-continent chief, Asim Umar killed in Afghanistan

New Delhi, Oct 09: The chief of the Al-Qaeda in the Sub-Continent (AQIS), Asim Umar was killed in a joint US-Afghan raid. The raid was conducted on a Taliban compound last month, Afghanistan’s spy agency announced.

Umar, the Indian born chief of the AQIS was on the radar of the agencies for long. He took over as the chief of the outfit in 2014, the year that it was launched. He was born in Sambal, Uttar Pradesh.

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Designating Indian origin AQIS chief terrorist comes at the right time

asimumerNew Delhi, July 1: It took the Unites States of America nearly two years to designate the al-Qaeda in the Sub-Continent or the AQIS’ chief Asim Umar as a terrorist.
This action may have come late, but it is a clear indicator that this outfit and its chief cannot be written off as yet. The chief of the al-Qaeda Ayman al Zawahari had a year and nine months ago announced the formation of the AQIS.

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Terror tag: Is Sambhal in UP the next Azamgarh/Bhatkal?

sambhalLucknow,June 20: Is Sambhal in Uttar Pradesh the next Azamgarh or Bhatkal?
While it is unfair to attach a terror tag to a town for the misdeeds of a few, it does happen more often than not thanks to the activities in such places. While speaking of Sambhal in Uttar Pradesh, there are a couple of things one must bear in mind.
This town which is 172.7 kilometres from the National Capital, New Delhi is also the home of Asim Umar, the chief of the al-Qaeda in the Sub Continent or the ISIS.

Al-Qaeda General Guidance for Jihad action and how CIA dropped the ball

tersilThe former CIA chief Michael Morrell sums it all up in just one line- ” We dropped the ball on the Al-Qaeda.” An outfit that was bruised and beaten after the death of Osama Bin Laden is back in business and it is just a matter of time before they exercise complete control over the south of Yemen.

Their sleeper cells in the Southern part of Yemen have woken up and surprisingly we get to hear Ayman Al-Zawahiri talking after coming out of a self imposed exile. To add to all that is happening in Yemen was a video from Asim Umar the Al-Qaeda in the Sub Continent chief who threatens to establish themselves from France to Bangladesh.

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Modi targeting Muslims indirectly says Al-Qaeda

Pic: Indian Express
Pic: Indian Express

The Indian Intelligence Bureau officials are verifying a video message put up by the Al-Qaeda in the sub-continent in which references to Prime Minister Narendra Modi have been made.

The AQIS, in a video, sends out a message mentioning Narendra Modi and says that the Indian Prime Minister is waging a war against the Muslims through the World Bank and policies of the IMF.Read more

Why Indian Muslims do not subscribe to the ISIS and Al-Qaeda?

isis1Signs of desperation were writ large in the video that was put out by the Al qaeda in the sub-continent.
After making a miserable debut last year which was aimed at kick-starting operations in sub-continent, the Al qaeda in the sub continent headed by Asim Umar, a man of Indian origin, the outfit has yet again tried to reach out to the Indian Muslims.
While there is no denying the fact that there are a couple of radicals spread across the country who indirectly support terrorist groups, a large majority of the Muslim population have rejected such ideology. Read more

Yemen repeat in Afghanistan: R&AW report on the dirty ISI trick

aluld not be wrong to say that the United States and Saudi Arabia are the air force of the al Qaeda in Yemen. The sagging morales of the al Qaeda have been lifted in this war at Yemen and the Saudis can clearly be blamed for selective strikes.
Last week a statement by the Taliban claimed that the al Qaeda had completely vanished from Afghanistan. Did this mark the end of the ambitious al Qaeda in the Sub-Continent project headed by Asim Umar?