Schlagwort-Archive: Orakzai

Jordanian Al-Qaida Fighter Killed in Afghanistan

by Florian Flade

„The hero of Khorasan Zaid Saleh al-Hourani, known to everyone as Abu Musab al-Hourani“, the beginning of a short biography of a Jordanian Jihadist fighter killed in Afghanistan reads. The article about Al-Hourani was posted on Jihadist Internet forums recently and gives a rare insight into the situation of foreign fighters in Afghanistan these days.

„Abu Musab al-Hourani“, a resident of Amman, from a Jericho family, allegedly was a close aid to former Iraqi Al-Qaida leader Abu Musab az-Zarqawi and recruited about 30 other Jordanians to Jihad in Iraq. In Jordan al-Hourani was imprisoned for 5 years because of his terrorist activities.

In 2010 he traveled to Pakistan and joined the mujaheddin in the tribal areas. Pictures released with his biography are showing Abu Musab al-Hourani in the Pakistani tribal agency of Orakzai. „He took part in operations targeting the Pakistani military“, the biography reads. Al-Hourani was wounded during the fighting in Pakistan, both in battle with Pakistani troops (on his leg) and in CIA drone strikes (again his leg) but recovered from the injuries.

After two years as part of the Al-Qaida forces in Pakistan Abu Musab al-Hourani decided to wage Jihad in Afghanistan. In July 2012 he was killed during a US military raid in the province of Ghazni.

Pakistan: Video shows Taliban stoning Woman

Taliban-style Sharia implemented in Orakzai (Northwest Pakistan)

A chilling video out of Pakistan shows the stoning of a woman in Orakzai Agency of the Northwest Provinces. Dubai-bases TV Channel „Al-Aan“ showed the footage a few days ago saying it obtained the video exclusively.

It appears the stoning was filmed with a mobile phone camera. No word on when exactely and why this death punishment was carried out. Only three crimes lead to death sentence under Sharia law – apostasy (rejection of Islam by a former Muslim), adultery and murder.

The woman seen being killed in the video is very likely the victim of Taliban-rule punishment for adultery.