Pakistan’s spy organization securing Al-Qaeda pioneer al-Zawahiri in Karachi: Report

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By PTI | Published: 22nd April 2017 03:57 PM

This handhout photo of a video snatch on February 12, 2012 shows Al-Qaeda pioneer Ayman al-Zawahiri at an undisclosed area making an announcment. (Document Photo | AFP/HO/SITE Intelligence Group)
This handhout photo of a video snatch on February 12, 2012 shows Al-Qaeda pioneer Ayman al-Zawahiri at an undisclosed area making an announcment. (Document Photo | AFP/HO/SITE Intelligence Group)

WASHINGTON: Egyptian-conceived Al-Qaeda pioneer Ayman al-Zawahiri, one of the world’s most needed fear based oppressors, is probably stowing away in Karachi under the insurance of Pakistan’s famous spy office ISI, a US media report said.

“Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence office (ISI) has been securing al-Zawahiri, a prepared specialist, since US powers ousted Al-Qaeda from Afghanistan in late 2001,” Newsweek said in a noteworthy investigative story guaranteeing that its data depends on a few legitimate sources.

“His in all likelihood area today, they say: Karachi, the abounding port city of 26 million individuals on the Arabian Sea,” the week after week said.

This is without precedent for quite a while a news report has surfaced about the concealing area of the Al-Qaeda boss, who is Osama receptacle Laden’s guide and successor.

“Like everything about his area, there’s no positive verification,” Bruce Riedel, a 30-year CIA veteran who was the top counselor on South Asia and the Middle East for as far back as four US presidents, told the magazine.

“There are entirely great signs, including a portion of the material found in Abbottabad (Pakistan),” where receptacle Laden was killed, “that point toward that path,” he included.

“This would be a sensible place to hang out, where he would feel truly great that the Americans can’t come and get him,” he said.

Riedel told the week by week that Karachi would be a “hard” place for the US to lead the sort of commando attack that got container Laden on May 2, 2011.

“On the off chance that he was in somewhere along the fringe with Afghanistan, I think the enticement would be gigantic to follow him. However, in Karachi, that would paralyze and extremely troublesome,” Riedel said.

As indicated by the week after week, the US had an unsuccessful automaton strike against Al-Zawahiri in January 2016.

Yet, the al-Qaeda boss survived, the week by week stated, taking note of that its data depended on a source from Pakistan who asked for obscurity for sharing the data.

“The automaton hit beside the room where al-Zawahiri was remaining. The common divider crumpled, and garbage from the blast gave on him and broke his glasses, however fortunately he was protected,” the anonymous man told the magazine.

The man included that “four of al-Zawahiri’s security watchmen were killed on the spot and one was harmed yet kicked the bucket later.” He said al-Zawahiri had “left the focused on space to rest only 10 minutes in front of the rocket that hit that room.”

The magazine said al-Zawahiri, now 66, has survived a few automaton strikes.

One of the Taliban’s previous clergymen includes that al-Zawahiri and Al-Qaeda are “do not welcome anymore” in territories controlled by his gathering since it’s occupied with peace arrangements with the Afghan government and wouldn’t like to be viewed as “a danger to world peace,” it said.

“Finished off of the tribal zones, al-Zawahiri was ‘moved to Karachi under heading of the dark leg,'” the Afghan Taliban’s code name for the ISI, as indicated by the gathering pioneer who talked with the magazine.

“He may well have taken (another al-Qaeda pioneer) Saif al-Adel, arraigned in the US regarding the 1998 shelling of the US Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, with him,” the report said

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