Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New militant magazine appeals for help against drones

A new magazine set up by militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan has appealed to Muslims around the world to come up with a new technology to hack or manipulate drones.

The magazine has mentioned this as their most important priorities.

According to the Express Tribune, the first issue of the English-language online magazine, called 'Azan', was published on May 5, the SITE intelligence monitoring group said.

It compared Azan to the 'Inspire' magazine, which has been set up by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

The magazine said that drone strikes were affecting the war in the Waziristan tribal areas of Pakistan - where al Qaeda is based along with the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Afghan Taliban fighters.

Western officials have said drone strikes have been highly effective in disrupting the activities of al Qaeda and its allies in the tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

According to the report, Azan magazine accused the Pakistan Army of continuing to work with the United States.

'Azan' covers many areas where al Qaeda is active, from Syria to Mali, and celebrates Afghanistan as the base for the start of global jihad, its focus, however, is on Pakistan.

One section in the magazine is devoted to criticising Malala Yousufzai, the schoolgirl who survived being shot by the Pakistani Taliban last year after she spoke out for her right to an education.

Another segment attacks the Pakistan Army for turning its back on traditional enemy India to fight in the tribal areas.

from afghanistannews.netTuesday 7th May, 2013

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