Sunday, September 26, 2010

Busy Week

Six Drone Attacks this week including two today for a reported 38 Taliban and associated group deaths. Most of these attacks have occured in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan an area controlled by the Haqqanis. There were however two attacks in S. Waziristan that hit a commander for Mullah Wazir's group around Azam Warsak. He was important enough to try to hit in his car then when that did not work we hit his offices and killed him there.

An important one I missed was the killing of a German national on Bekkay Harrach on 9/21. This is important because he had made several videos to recruit German muslims and also calling for the usual... overthrow of the German government, implemention of Sharia etc...

It is also interesting to note that the Haqqanis have been getting hit hard as they try to attack U.S. and Afghan combat outposts and that we are also hitting their rear areas in Pakistan. The tribe that the Haqqanis belong to is not a big one and the constant drain of manpower may soon tell on their operations. This week alone over 50 Haqqani network fighters have been killed in attacks on combat outposts in addition to the over 20 in their base areas. However they keep coming.