Friday, 13 November 2015

Jihadi John - Killed in Airstrike !!!!

WASHINGTONThe U.S.-British missile strike believed to have killed "Jihadi John" came together at lightning speed, but was months in preparation.
The Strike on Jihadi John:
U.S. and British agencies had tracked the Islamic State propagandist and alleged executioner for months before delivering

information on his movements and location to the U.S. military, officials said.

Shortly before midnight Thursday, two U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drones and one British MQ-9 cruised above Raqqa, the Syrian heart of the Islamic State's self-declared caliphate that stretches deep into Iraq, U.S. officials said.
The aircraft's controllers monitored two people who had entered a car. One, they were certain, was Mohammed Emwazi, the British computer programming graduate who catapulted to infamy in August 2014 when he presented the beheading of American journalist James Foley, the first of several grisly videos in which he presided over the beheadings of foreign hostages.
Who was Jihadi John?
Brandishing a knife, dressed head to toe in black, and speaking with a London accent, Emwazi became known as "Jihadi John", the most potent symbol of the group's brutality and a high-value target for U.S. and British intelligence agencies.
U.S. officials said the U.S. and British military operation to kill Emwazi had been in the works well before the drones finally unleashed Hellfire missiles on Thursday night.
JihadiJohn.jpg: 'Jihadi John' believed killed in U.S. airstrike in Syria© Provided by The Washington Times
'Jihadi John' believed killed in U.S. airstrike in Syria In the days leading up to the strike Emwazi had been moving around Raqqa, visiting his wife's residence and an Islamic State media operations cell, said one U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The subsequent U.S. and British operation unfolded quickly. Two missiles destroyed the car targeted in the strike. The United States expressed growing optimism on Friday that Emwazi was dead but cautioned that a formal determination would take time.
Reasonably sure Jihadi John is dead:
"We're 100 percent sure the guy we hit is dead. We are reasonably sure the dead guy is Jihadi John," said one U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Western Intelligence agencies capitalized on their resources:
The strike illustrates an apparent improvement in Western intelligence gathering over the past year or more in a rugged region where reliable on-the-ground information is scarce and where the United States has struggled to infiltrate the extremist group.
Use of American spy satellites, eavesdropping sensors and drones have been expanded over the past year, U.S. officials and a former official said. Some monitoring resources were moved to Syria from Afghanistan.
However, finding and cultivating informants on the ground - so-called human intelligence - would have been critical to the kind of operation which led to the strike on Jihadi John, the former U.S. official said.
"They need to have someone on the ground," the person said.
The attack on Emwazi follows a series of strikes by the United States and Britain against other relatively well known British recruits to the Islamic State movement.
In August, a man from Birmingham regarded as one of Islamic State's top computer experts, Junaid Hussain, was killed in a U.S. drone strike. Around the same time, two other British recruits to Islamic State, Reyyad Khan and Ruhul Amin, were killed by drone strikes launched by British forces, a European government source confirmed.
The White House said in August that the Islamic State's second-in-command was killed in a U.S. air strike in Iraq.
An activist group called Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently said Emwazi was killed close to what is known as the Clock Roundabout, several blocks away from Islamic State's main headquarters and the Islamic Court building. It said the location was one where Islamic State carries out public executions.
The activist group said on its Twitter feed that Emwazi was killed at 11:40 p.m. and that there were at least 14 more air trikes around the city between 11:51 p.m. and midnight on Thursday.
Islamic State fighters cordoned off the area, it added.
Emwazi participated in videos showing the killings of U.S. journalists Foley and Steven Sotloff, U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning, Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, and other hostages.
Kassig, from Indiana, was also known as Abdul-Rahman, a name he took after converting to Islam in captivity.
Emwazi used the videos to threaten the West, admonish its Arab allies and taunt U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron in front of hostages kneeling in orange jump suits.
It was not immediately clear which British agencies led the hunt for Jihadi John, but in the past both Britain's domestic intelligence service, known as MI-5, and its foreign intelligence service, known as MI-6 have been involved with the CIA in operations against al Qaeda and its affiliates.
Britain said it had a crucial role in the operation.
"We have been working, with the United States, literally around the clock to track him down. This was a combined effort. And the contribution of both our countries was essential," Cameron said.

In the wake of Paris Attacks, it seems the "reaction of Jihadi John killing" is reflected in the bombardment by extremist groups on France. The unusual and highly explosive attacks on bars, concert halls, stadium, shopping centre has gripped France in fear.

Global Media community stands with French People in this tough time and shall bring out timely news to the masses.
News Edited By:
Kanwal Abidi
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  Founder - 063 News (Global Press Agency)
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Thursday, 5 November 2015

PPP raises questions on CPEC

Senator Taj Haider questions about implementation on CPEC projects

Karachi. 5.11.2015:
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Sindh chapter General Secretary Senator Taj Haider has with regard to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) raised several questions.
He asked if it is a fact that the following road projects linking Gwadar with Quetta are ongoing projects started on dates given against their names long before the CPEC was initiated. This includes, Gwadar-Turbat-Hoshab approved in 1999, Hoshab – Nag- Basima – Surab approved in September 2007 and Zhob – MughalKot approved in 2010.
He asked, “Are the above roads being constructed on Motorway standards? Are these roads of the same specifications as those of the motorways being built on Eastern route?” “When is the construction of Motorway (confirming to standards and specifications) on the remaining portion of agreed route going to be started? What are the expected dates of their completion?”
The PPP GS asked whether a double track/single track railway line being built on the route agreed upon in the APC of 28th May 2015. If so what is its expected date of completion?
He also raised question on required power generation alongside the CPEC and asked what is the number and total generation capacity of power plants situated along the route agreed upon in the APC of 28th May 2015? Shall it will be enough to guarantee uninterrupted power supply to Industrial/domestic/export zone facilities planned along the ‘agreed route’?
He also asked if a fibre optic cable being laid along the agreed route. If so what is its expected of its completion and how many Industrial zones and export zones are being built along the route agreed in the APC of 28th May? What are their exact locations? How many Industrial units have been planned in these zones?
Senator Haider further asked if the Lahore Orange Line Meter Project worth 1.6 billion is included in CPEC.
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Kanwal Abidi      *Political Journalist
063 News (Global Press Agency)