January 7, 2008

SURF'S UP!:

Qaeda leader Dr Aminul Haq arrested (Shamim Shahid, 1/07/08, The Nation)

Aminul Haq, a leading Al-Qaeda fugitive from Afghanistan and a close associate of late Afghan Jihadi leader Maulvi Younas Khalis, was apprehended from Lahore couple of days back, disclosed some credible Afghan sources. [...]

Dr Amin was also part of the Afghan delegation flown to Sudan in 1996 to bring Osama bin Laden to Afghanistan.

After landing of Osama bin Laden in Nangarhar in 1996, Dr Amin became closer to Osama bin Laden and other Al-Qaeda leaders. He along with his family members stayed in Pakistan off and on. It merits to mention that Dr Amin's name is in the list of those 12 Afghans who are considered active members of Al-Qaeda.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 7, 2008 2:37 PM
Comments

Very confusing until I realized that this "The Nation" is a Pakistan paper. The US "the Nation" would never report an Al-Qaeda capture this way.

Posted by: John Thacker at January 7, 2008 4:55 PM

His name is Aminul Haq? Seriously? As in "Animal Hack"? Sounds like a modern-day Dick Tracy villain, and one that would provoke angry letters to the cartoonist if it were made up.

Posted by: Just John at January 7, 2008 6:16 PM
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