Former TTP, JuA spox claims terrorist organisations being 'used' by India, Afghanistan

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Former TTP, JuA spox claims terrorist organisations being 'used' by India, Afghanistan
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The Army on Wednesday released the confessional statement of Liaquat Ali, infamously known as Ehsanullah Ehsan, a former spokesperson of the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

The video brought forth some startling revelations, including the claim that the TTP and JuA have been coordinating with Indian and Afghan security agencies to move freely in Afghanistan and have been guided by the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India's apex spy agency, in infiltrating into Pakistan.

Ehsan, who seemed disgruntled by what he termed the self-serving agenda of senior leaders of the TTP and JuA, also said that these organisations have twisted Islam to suit their own ends and are actively looking to recruit young men and women through propaganda and false interpretations of Islam spread through social media.

The Army's spokesman, Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, tweeted the following soon after the video was made public:

"RuF [Raddul Fasaad]. Ehsan Ullah Ehsan exposes hostile foreign agenda & their designs to destabilise Pak. Our youth is our strength, shall never fall prey."

Full transcript of the video
"My name is Liaquat Ali, aka Ehsanullah Ehsan, and I belong to the Mohmand Agency," Ehsan is heard saying at the beginning of the the video.

"I joined the TTP in 2008, when I was a college student."

"I have been a spokesperson for TTP Mohmand, TTP's central division, and the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar," he says. "I have seen a lot in my nine years with these organisations."

"These people have misled people in the name of Islam, especially the youth, for their own ends. They themselves do not hold themselves to the same standards they champion for others."

"A particular group [within them] is responsible for misleading people, kidnapping them and extorting them for money, and murdering innocents," he says. "These people have been behind bombing attacks in public spaces and attacking schools, colleges and universities. This is not what Islam teaches us," he says.

"When the operation in Waziristan kicked off, these people started fighting within themselves for more power and leadership," Ehsan reveals.

"After Hakimullah was killed, a new succession struggle kicked off," Ehsan says. "Separate campaigns were kicked off in support of Omar Khalid Khorasani, [Khan Said] Sajna and Mullah Fazlullah. Everyone wanted power, so a shura decided that there would be a draw of names for who would be leader. This is how Mullah Fazlullah was elected leader of the TTP."

"What can you expect from a leader who was nominated through a lucky draw? And what can you expect from Fazlullah, who married his mentor's daughter by force and took her away. People like him are not fit to serve Islam," he says.

"After the operation in North Waziristan, we fled to Afghanistan," Ehsan continues.

"Over there, we established and developed contacts with NDS [Afghan intelligence] and RAW," Ehsan claims.

"They [the TTP leadership] got their [Indian] support, their funding and took money for every activity they did. They pushed the TTP soldiers to the frontlines to fight against the Pakistan Army and went into hiding themselves," he adds.

"When they started taking help from India and RAW, I told Khorasani that we're supporting the kuffar [non-believers] and helping them kill our own people in our own country."

"He [Khorasani] said: 'Even if Israel wants to fund me to destabilise Pakistan, I will not hesitate in taking their help'."

"At that point, I had figured out that the TTP was functioning according to some sort of agenda that served the self-interest of its leaders."

"These [terrorist] organisations have established committees in Afghanistan through which they communicate and coordinate with RAW. The Indians had given them special documents to help them move around Afghanistan with ease. In Afghanistan, these documents function much like Pakistani ID cards do in Pakistan."

"Without these documents, it is very difficult for terrorists to move around Afghanistan considering the security situation in that country," Ehsan claims.

"These [terrorists] used to keep in contact with Afghan and Indian security forces before they moved anywhere in the country. They [Afghan and Indian intelligence] used to grant them passage and guide their infiltration attempts into Pakistan."

"Since Pakistan Army destroyed several Jamaat-ul-Ahrar camps in Parcha and Lalpura and killed many of their commandoes in its ongoing operation, they've had to flee the area and abandon their stronghold. Due to this, the morale of their commanders and their senior leadership has been shaken."

"There are people in those camps who have had enough — who want to quit. I want to send out a message to them."

"Stop what you are doing and adopt the path of peace, and come back to a life of tranquillity."

"When these people stopped getting airtime and coverage in media to the ongoing operations, they turned to social media to rope in young people who do not know better," he continues.

"They started misleading them and provoking them using wrong interpretations of Islam. They spread propaganda and statements that could turn young people onto their side."

"I have a message for young people too: these people are fighting only for their selfish designs and are being used by external forces."

"The reasons I have discussed here turned me away from these organisations and motivated me to turn myself over voluntarily to Pakistan Army," concludes his statement.

Read Dawn's editorial on Ehsan's custody here.

'Winning over enemies'
The director general of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, had announced on April 17 that Ehsan had turned himself in to Pakistan's security agencies.

Right before announcing Ehsan’s surrender, the ISPR chief said that one of the objectives of the counterterrorism operations was to restore the writ of the state and that it should be considered a major achievement if those previously indulging in wrongdoing realised that they were on the wrong side.

It is generally believed that Ehsan has been in the military’s custody since the Army responded to a string of terrorist attacks in February, which had been claimed by JuA, by shelling terrorist hideouts along the Pak-Afghan border.

Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa had, while talking to troops during one of his recent visits to military formations, hinted that a high-value target was being held.

Ehsan was believed to have been in hiding in Afghanistan. He was one of the founding figures of JuA, which was formed in August 2014 after splitting from the TTP. JuA is one of the most lethal of TTP’s splinter groups and has been involved in some of the most brutal attacks.

The group carried out about 120 attacks since it was formed nearly three years ago. At one stage JuA had aligned itself with Daesh, the Arabic acronym for the militant Islamic State group. JuA subsequently returned to the TTP fold, but continued to maintain an independent identity. The group launched the so-called operation Ghazi in February that led to spike in terrorist attacks.

Having Ehsan in custody could be invaluable for security agencies given the wealth of information he could have about JuA networks and operations.

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Former spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan rips apart TTP in confession video
By Kamran Yousaf
Published: April 26, 2017
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ISLAMABAD: In a development that highlights the murky world of intelligence agencies using militant groups for their own ends, the Pakistani military on Wednesday released a video confession of a senior militant leader, who gave a rare insight into the working of terrorist groups, including murderous Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s connections with Indian and Afghan intelligence agencies.

Pakistan has long insisted that Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) and India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) are funding and helping the TTP and its affiliates to carry out terrorist attacks in the country.

But this is the first time that a senior TTP commander, who spent almost a decade with the group before turning himself in last week, publicly admitted the RAW-NDS nexus to harbour anti-Pakistan terrorist groups.

In the six-minute video confession released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), TTP’s former spokesperson Liaquat Ali, better known by his nom de guerre, Ehsanullah Ehsan, divulged details of how the outfit used the name of Islam to misguide young minds and even willing to accept help from countries such as Israel to carry out terrorist activities.

Former spokesperson of TTP turns himself in

The highlight of his recorded statement during which he appeared calm and composed was his disclosure about the role of NDS and RAW in using groups such as TTP to create unrest in Pakistan.

He said the TTP leadership had fled to Afghanistan as a result of Operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan. He said in Afghanistan he had come to know that the TTP had established links with RAW and NDS.

“The NDS arranged Afghan national identity cards to TTP commanders and foot soldiers to ease their movement inside Afghanistan,” says Ehsan in his first appearance since it was announced last week he had surrendered.

Ehsan, who holds a master’s degree, joined TTP’s Mohmand chapter in 2008 while still a college student and was given the nom de guerre of Sajjad Mohmand. At the time commander Abdul Wali, alias Umer Khalid Khorasani, was the head of the Mohmand chapter. Ehsan was later elevated as TTP’s central spokesperson – a position he had kept until the death of TTP head honcho Hakimullah Mesud in a US drone strike on Nov 1, 2013.

After Hakimullah’s death, the TTP disintegrated and Khorasani broke away to form own faction, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA). Subsequently, Ehsan was made the spokesperson of the splinter group. However, the JuA – which is now the most lethal terror group in Pakistan – replaced him with Asad Mansoor last year.

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Ehsan says the TTP leadership received funds from India and carried out terrorist attacks in Pakistan at their behest. “They pushed TTP’s foot soldiers to the front-lines to fight against Pakistani security forces while they themselves hid in safe havens,” he adds.

“When they [TTP leaders] started receiving funds from India and [its spy agency] RAW, I told Umar Khalid Khorasani that we’re supporting infidels and helping them kill our own people in our own country,” Ehsan recalls.

“He [Khorasani] said, ‘even if Israel offers to fund me to spread terror in Pakistan, I will take their help’… This is when I realised that the TTP leadership was serving own interests and furthering own agenda,” says Ehsan in the video, which shows him wearing shalwar-kameez with a Pashtun flat cap.

“These [terrorist] organisations have their committees in Afghanistan through which they communicate with NDS, and through NDS, with RAW,” he adds. “They [RAW and NDS] supported [TTP], extending financial assistance and they also gave targets, and for each attack (TTP) charged a price.”

The TTP leaders didn’t practice what they preached.

US designates TTP-affiliate Jamaat-ur-Ahrar as ‘terrorist group’

“A particular group misled the innocent, kidnapped them to extort money,” he says. “Pakistan Army has destroyed several JuA camps in Afghanistan and killed many of their commanders in its operations. As a result, they [terrorists] had to flee the area and abandon their headquarters. This has also shaken the morale of their fighters and their senior leadership.”

“The same group is responsible for bombings at public places, including schools, colleges, and universities. This is against the teachings of Islam,” Ehsan says.

Ehsan reveals that Mullah Fazlullah became TTP chief through a lucky draw. “The fight for leadership intensified when operations began in Waziristan. When everybody in the organisation began fighting for leadership, the Shura (consultative committee) decided to have a lucky draw. Mullah Fazlullah became the leader via lucky draw,” he says.

“What can you expect from such an organisation in which leaders are selected through a lucky draw?”

Giving a message to those who “are stuck there [in the TTP] and who want to quit,” Ehsan said: “Adopt the path of peace and come back to the life of peace and tranquility.”

Reacting to Ehsan’s confession, ISPR’s Director General Major Gen Asif Ghafoor said Ehsan’s admission exposed hostile foreign agenda and their designs to destabilise Pakistan. “Our youth is our strength, shall never fall prey,” he added.

However, Afghanistan strongly refuted Ehsan’s claim, while India’s Ministry of External Affairs said it was not yet able to comment on the video.

“Pakistan has always been pushing this narrative of being victim of terrorism while the fact it sponsors and supports terrorist activities in Afghanistan and India,” said an Afghan security official.

“Now Pakistan is under enormous pressure from the international community to crack down on extremists and it is trying to evade responsibility by playing victim once again.”


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Every one knows how trials go on in Pakistan and how confessions are extracted based on isi requirements.
 

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Admin should block this idiot paki spammers . You dont have any constructive post since ages and now you are desperately lieing like Bit**. Please STFU.
 

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TTP is dropping bamboo in "Neo" backside of pakistan with killing count

pakistan is the only terrorist country which labels taliban as good or bad and then say india assists them like 'taliban government is afghanistan in 90's was only recognized by sunni saudi and pakistan
 

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Admin should block this idiot paki spammers . You dont have any constructive post since ages and now you are desperately lieing like Bit**. Please STFU.
Hey, take this: "thooo!"
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Yeah, you had quite a drama with Kasab didn't you?
Yes every one knows how the attacks are planned and how he was caught red handed.

Do you think India as a innocent minorities or citizens of your country so that you can threaten it and can extract concessions?

Seems You do not realise that the harder you try the better you look as fools and the hard you try any actions on the ground the tighter the noose around you become.

Try doing diplomacy based on your current fake trials find it out your self.
 

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yes we had a drama with kasab which includes trial which was shown to world , how david headley and how your establishment accepted showed you are the biggest dhool around

have you provided consular acess or do you have the ball to do that in jadhav case because we will expose you badly further

this is a pakistani citizen caught on pakistan and speak anything ,ajmal kasab a pakistani citized was caught doing genocide on india hope your inbreed brain knows the difference
 

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Yes every one knows how the attacks are planned and how he was caught red handed.
One day we will learn the truth behind the Mumbai episode. In the mean time we have gathered great knowledge from Yadav and now the TTP guy Ehsanullah Ehsan who's a known terrorist with elevated position within the terrorist circles and RAW stands totally overexposed.

Do you think India as a innocent minorities or citizens of your country so that you can threaten it and can extract concessions?
No, its you who makes the mistake. You can bully the Muslims in your country, press the minorities and force Hindu values upon them but not on us.

Seems You do not realise that the harder you try the better you look as fools and the hard you try any actions on the ground the tighter the noose around you become.

Try doing diplomacy based on your current fake trials find it out your self.
We don't have to hide behind fake surgical strikes or false flag operations to catch international media. We will do what we have to do without a drama.

BTW, I've heard rumors that CIA will be granted access to Ehsanullah Ehsan. Your RAW won't be too pleased. :daru:
 

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you still you don't know the truth behind bangladesh forget mumbai because an inbreed will remain a retard as always before getting knowledge first get the knowledge what his name is which is yadav not jadhav

bully the muslim like killing balochis, 1200 shia's in last 3 years , genocide of bengalis,reduducing population of hindus and sikhs


fake surgical or false flag is what describes pakistan because even jinnah was a fake muslim

so now all set to please CIA to get few dollars from Trump you will be pleased to know in same belt yesterday Trump did a drone attack or drop bigger bumbs in hideouts , may be this is the language you understand


this is such a coward nation which teaches that it won a fake war in 65 when its pakistani president pleaded in united nation at same time to end the war

like sharif which ran to clinton to save kargil

a gandu talking about bullying whose ex pakistani chief runs a merceneray sunni army these days to kill shia's
 
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One day we will learn the truth behind the Mumbai episode. In the mean time we have gathered great knowledge from Yadav and now the TTP guy Ehsanullah Ehsan who's a known terrorist with elevated position within the terrorist circles and RAW stands totally overexposed.


No, its you who makes the mistake. You can bully the Muslims in your country, press the minorities and force Hindu values upon them but not on us.


We don't have to hide behind fake surgical strikes or false flag operations to catch international media. We will do what we have to do without a drama.

BTW, I've heard rumors that CIA will be granted access to Ehsanullah Ehsan. Your RAW won't be too pleased. :daru:
TTP is a false flag organization created by ISI to defame india all the attacks in the packshittan are false flags done by ISI itself even the Army public school attack was false flag because they were wearing green headband hence they were pakistani muslims and since muslims can't attack and kill muslims that mean whole attack was staged

all the APS victims are alive and live in canada with different identity.
 

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