Thailand’s intelligence services had begun noticing the use of Rohingya refugees by jihadists as early as 2007, claiming they were being used as mercenaries by Islamist insurgents operating in the country’s conflict-torn southern provinces.
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Talha Rashid, the sources said, had been targeted as part of an ongoing police operation against a group of an estimated Jaish-e-Muhammad terrorists sent across the Line of Control to carry out high-profile fidayeen attacks.
The weekend crackdown on potential palace rivals is in keeping with the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad ibn Salman’s no-holds-barred approach. It could, however, have severe consequences for the country and the world.
The revelations on Asif’s mysterious release from prison come even as the CIA released papers purportedly showing that al-Qaeda and Tehran cut a deal to allow the jihadist group to route personnel through its territory.
The humanitarian crisis in Rohingya refugee camps, fuelled by global failure to compel Myanmar to end the killings in Rakhine, is hardening fault lines in the region. Indian Express reports from the heart of the conflict.
Illyas has a worm’s eye view of what is emerging as a security nightmare for Bangladesh, India and the wider region: the emergence of an Islamist insurgency in Myanmar’s jungles that could turn the country’s Rakhine region into a magnet for the global jihadist movement.
'Abu Ismail' had taken charge of the south Kashmir Lashkar after deposing his predecessor ‘Abu Dujana’ who, in turn, was killed last month soon after he joined former Hizb-ul-Mujahideen operative Zakir Rashid Bhat’s newly-formed al-Qaeda affiliate, the Ansar Ghazwa’tul Hind.