ILYAS KASHMIRI

  • Pak military reluctant to confirm Kashmiri's death August 20, 2012

    Islamabad: Notwithstanding Taliban's insistence that militant commander Ilyas Kashmiri is dead, senior Pakistani military authorities in South Waziristan tribal region are still reluctant to confirm that he was killed in a US drone strike over a year ago. "We, on our own level, did some investigations but could not find any...
  • Pak continues to remain terrorist safe haven: US August 1, 2012

    Washington: Terror groups like Haqqani network and LeT continue to enjoy safe havens in Pakistan due to the country's inability to control its own territory though killings of bigwigs like Osama bin Laden and Ilyas Kashmiri have put al Qaeda on path of decline, a US report said on Tuesday. The...
  • UN lists Ilyas Kashmiri as 'reported dead' May 20, 2012

    United Nations: Almost a year after key 26/11 suspect Ilyas Kashmiri was reported killed in a drone strike, the United Nations has updated his status as "reported dead" in a sanctions list of individuals and entities associated with al Qaeda. The UN Security Council alQaeda Sanctions committee amended on May 10...
  • PakAmerican admits he funded J&K terrorists February 7, 2012

    Chicago: A PakistaniAmerican, charged with sending money to the nowbelievedtobedead al Qaeda leader Ilyas Kashmiri, has pleaded guilty before a court here for providing money for terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir. Raja Lahrasib Khan, a Chicago taxi driver and native of Pakistan who became a naturalised US citizen in 1988,...
  • Ilyas Kashmiri is alive and active: sources July 16, 2011

    Islamabad: Al Qaedalinked militant commander Ilyas Kashmiri, who was reported to have been killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan's tribal belt in June, is still alive, according to a media report on Saturday. Kashmiri, the chief of the HarkatulJihad alIslami is still alive and active in the border areas...
  • Kashmiri may have aided 26/11 terror attacks: Pak June 28, 2011

    Islamabad: Slain al Qaedalinked militant commander Ilyas Kashmiri 'may also have been part' of the Mumbai attacks but India's claim that he may have been supported by Pakistan is misplaced, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said. Malik claimed he had confirmation that Kashmiri had been killed in a US drone attack...
  • US declines to confirm Ilyas Kashmiri's killing June 7, 2011

    Washington: Despite Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani's reported assertion that Washington has confirmed the death of Ilyas Kashmiri, the United States has declined to do so. "I don't have any confirmation of that," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters on Monday when asked about Gilani's statement about the killing...
  • US, Pak authorities dispute Kashmiri's death June 7, 2011

    London: US and Pakistani authorities disagree sharply over claims that senior al Qaeda leader Ilyas Kashmiri was killed in a recent missile strike, officials from both countries said on Monday, suggesting sharp strains persist between authorities in Washington and Islamabad. Two days ago, intelligence officials in Pakistan claimed that Kashmiri, a...
  • Pak on alert following Ilyas Kashmiri's killing June 6, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani law enforcement agencies have been put on alert in the federal capital and northern parts of the country to prevent possible suicide attacks to avenge the killing of al Qaedalinked terrorist Ilyas Kashmiri in a US drone attack. The National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) of the Interior Ministry sounded...
  • Pak minister says Kashmiri is very likely dead June 6, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Sunday that he was "98 per cent sure" senior al Qaeda figure Ilyas Kashmiri had been killed in a US drone strike near the Afghan border. US officials in Washington said however they were highly sceptical of reports that Kashmiri, seen by them...
  • Bombings kill 24 people in northwest Pakistan June 6, 2011

    Islamabad: A suicide bomber attacked a bakery in Pakistan's northwest on Sunday, killing 18 people, and another bomb in the volatile region left six others dead. The attacks were the latest in a wave of bloodshed to hit Pakistan since the US raid that killed al Qaeda Chief Osama bin...
  • Who is Illyas Kashmiri? June 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Maulana Illyas Kashmiri or Muhammad Illyas Kashmiri is an Islamist militant who fought with the Afghan Mujahideen, Kashmiri terror groups and with the alQaedaTaliban against the international forces in Afghanistan, Pakistani forces in Pakistan and Indian forces in Kashmir. Leader of the 313 Brigade group, a breakaway from...