The terrorist has been identified as Manzoor Bhat, who was associated with proscribed terror outfit Hizbul Mujaheddin
However, six young Mujaheddin
were able to enter the hotel in a sporty outfit acting like they want to use the hotel's swimming pool and gym.
"THE ORIGINSBut the book does illuminate Al-Shabaab's origins by tracing the influence of Ibrahim Jama Me'aad, a key behind-the-scenes founding figure.A native Somali from a religious family, Me'aad travelled in 1988 to Afghanistan where he became an associate of Osama bin Laden, who was then helping lead Mujaheddin
resistance to the Soviet invasion.
USA needed the support of 'mujaheddin
' religious zealots - to confront and contain Soviet Union and, therefore, USA encouraged and supported the recruitment and influx of foreign mujaheddin
in Afghanistan via Pakistan thus attracting the focus of the world.
The CIA devised a plan to fund and arm terror Arab groups known as Mujaheddin
. Osama Bin Laden was strong leader of these groups during the Soviet invasion, and he himself was trained directly by the CIA, and received weapons and money from the US and Saudi Arabia.
He also was a key player in arming the jihadist "mujaheddin
" holy warriors in Afghanistan, whose descendants the U.S.
(12) "JTIC Special Report: Foreign fighters and foreign policy in the Somali jihad," IHS Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Monitor, Couldson 12:1 (2012), 8; Roland Marchal, "The Rise of a Jihadi Movement in a Country at War: Harakat al-Shabaab al Mujaheddin
in Somalia," SciencesPo/CERI, March 2011, p.
22, 2015, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov openly accused Washington of being responsible for creation of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State, first by supporting the mujaheddin
(holy warriors) in Afghanistan in the 1980s and then invading Iraq in the 2000s.
We should reach out to Turkey to create a safe-zone in northern Syria, get as serious about a CIA-led anti-Assad/anti-ISIS rebel-training program as we were with the mujaheddin
in Afghanistan, and reinforce local allies (including Israel) with the military assets to counter the best the Russians can put into the field.
As in the case of earlier arguments, circa 2005, that sought to demonstrate that Iran was developing nuclear weapons as well as delivery systems--based on forged intelligence found on a laptop computer that was introduced into the discussion by the Mujaheddin
e Khalq--false information will be seeded into the discussion and fed to obliging congressmen and the media.
It is similar to the recruitment methods in the 1980s and 1990s of the Mujaheddin
and Taliban among Afghan youth who are now part of the Taliban fighters.
Chechen fighters, called Mujaheddin
, rebels or terrorists depending on the source, claim that the policemen stopped them for an ID control and proceeded to shoot for no apparent reason.