Published On: Wed, Aug 27th, 2014

Taliban splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar forms in northwestern Pakistan

Taliban splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar forms in northwestern Pakistan - The Long War Journal

Jamaat-ul-Ahrar is the second splinter group to break away from the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan this year. In February, Ahrar-ul-Hind, which is headed by Maulana Umar Qasmi, a former leader in the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, was formed after the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan opened peace talks with the Pakistani government. The group claimed to be based in Pakistan’s “urban areas.” Less than one month after announcing its formation, Ahrar-ul-Hind took credit for a suicide assault on a courthouse in Islamabad.

Taliban splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar forms in northwestern Pakistan

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