larry 2 days late.:icon_eek: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2008/01/report_osama_bin_lad.php Report: Osama bin Laden’s security coordinator captured in Pakistan By Bill RoggioJanuary 6, 2008 11:15 PM Osama bin Laden escorted by the Black Guard. Click image to view. A senior al Qaeda commander has been reported to have been captured in the Pakistani city of Lahore, according to a Pakistani newspaper. Dr. Amin al Haq, the security coordinator of Osama bin Laden’s Black Guard, “was apprehended from Lahore couple of days back,” The Nation reported, (*1)citing “credible Afghan sources.” Al Haq is said to be “under interrogation” at an undisclosed location. The report of al Haq’s capture has not been confirmed, a senior intelligence official told The Long War Journal. US intelligence agencies are aware of the report. Al Haq has a long pedigree with both the Taliban and al Qaeda. He was born in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province,(*2) was educated as a physician, and practiced medicine in Pakistan. “He was associated with Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan headed by late Maulvi Younas Khalis, which joined the Taliban Movement in 1996,” The Nation reported. He “was also part of the Afghan delegation flown to Sudan in 1996 to bring Osama bin Laden to Afghanistan.” On Dec. 19, 2000, al Haq was identified as a senior member of al Qaeda per (*3)United Nations resolution 1267. He accompanied Osama bin Laden during the 2001 battle at Tora Bora in Nangarhar province, and helped senior al Qaeda leaders escape the US and Afghan militia assault on the cave complex. During renewed fighting at Tora Bora in the summer of 2007, al Haq was reported to have been wounded and fled across the border into Pakistan's Kurram tribal agency. As security coordinator for the Black Guard, it is believed al Haq would be in close proximity to Osama bin Laden. US intelligence believes Osama bin Laden is hiding in Pakistan’s tribal agencies, a claim the Pakistani government has denied. Many of the senior al Qaeda leader captured in Pakistan since Sept. 11, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Abu Musab al Suri, have been detained in Pakistan’s major cities. Several senior al Qaeda leaders -- such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Saif al Adel, and Walid bin Attash -- rose through the ranks in al Qaeda by serving in the Black Guard. A Special Forces raid against the Black Guard camp in Danda Saidgai in North Waziristan, Pakistan in March 2006 resulted in the death of Imam Asad and several dozen members of the Black Guard. Asad was the camp commander, a senior Chechen al Qaeda commander, and associate of Shamil Basayev, the Chechen al Qaeda leader killed by Russian security forces in July 2006. yay. (*1)- Dr. Amin al Haq, the security coordinator of Osama bin Laden’s Black Guard, “was apprehended from Lahore couple of days back,” http://www.nation.com.pk/daily/jan-2008/7/index1.php Qaeda leader Dr Aminul Haq arrested Shamim Shahid PESHAWAR - Aminul Haq, a leading Al-Qaeda fugitive from Afghanistan and a close associate of late Afghan Jihadi leader Maulvi Younas Khalis, was apprehended from Lahore couple of days back, disclosed some credible Afghan sources. Through these sources, TheNation came to know about the arrest of Dr Aminul Haq by the intelligence and law-enforcing agencies from an undisclosed area in Lahore. At present, Dr Aminul Haq is under interrogation somewhere in the country, the sources added. Dr Amin is the second leading Al-Qaeda operative from Afghanistan apprehended in Lahore. Earlier, Mohammad Rahim, an alleged Al-Qaeda fugitive, who had worked as Osama bin Laden’s driver for couple of years in Afghanistan was also arrested from Lahore. He had also been the member of Jihadi Shura, which was set up soon after resignation of late Afghan President Dr Najibullah in April 1992 for governing the eastern province of Nangarhar. He was associated with Hizbe Islami Afghanistan headed by late Maulvi Younas Khalis, which joined Taliban Movement in 1996. Dr Amin was also part of the Afghan delegation flown to Sudan in 1996 to bring Osama bin Laden to Afghanistan. After landing of Osama bin Laden in Nangarhar in 1996, Dr Amin became closer to Osama bin Laden and other Al-Qaeda leaders. He along with his family members stayed in Pakistan off and on. It merits to mention that Dr Amin's name is in the list of those 12 Afghans who are considered active members of Al-Qaeda. (*2)- Al Haq has a long pedigree with both the Taliban and al Qaeda. http://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20021108/main5.htm Laden paid $ 15 m to buy freedom Rajeev Sharma Tribune News Service New Delhi, November 7 Al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden is learnt to have coughed up a whopping amount of $ 15 million (nearly Rs 75 crore) to buy freedom from his entrapment in Tora Bora mountains of Afghanistan late last year. The money could have been paid to Afghan warlords, known for being hardcore mercenaries, and was enough to facilitate his safe and clandestine escape from Afghanistan to Pakistan. According to information available with the Atal Behari Vajpayee government here, Laden’s perceived deputy and an Egyptian medico Ayman Al Zawahri was also part of the select group which safely traversed the distance from Tora Bora mountains to an unknown destination in Pakistan in a few days. Zawahri has been in close proximity of Laden for medical as well as operational reasons. Bin Laden is known to be suffering from a kidney ailment. Besides, Zawahri has consolidated his position as the Al Qaida’s number two, even though Laden’s eldest son, Saad, is believed to be taking keen interest in the outfit’s operations. According to these reports, Amin al-Haq, a senior Al-Qaida leader, was also the part of Laden’s group that escaped into Pakistan from Tora Bora mountains which were under seige by the US-led forces for weeks. Al-Haq reportedly returned to Afghanistan later. Laden is believed to be in an execution phase of launching a terrorist attack bigger than September 11 and the target countries could be the USA, Britain, Australia and Germany. Mr George Tenet, Director of the CIA had recently told the Congress that the Al-Qaida was in an “execution phase” of operations. It is understood that the CIA has revised its assessment about Laden’s life and the agency now believes that the most wanted man on earth is alive and about to kick. The CIA is learnt to have changed its assessment about Laden’s fate after analysing a handwritten letter, purportedly written by the Al-Qaida chief to his supporters. The CIA analysts reportedly concluded that the handwriting and words were those of Laden’s. (*3)- al Haq was identified as a senior member of al Qaeda http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2001/afg131.doc.htm Press Release AFG/131 SC/7028 SECURITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE, ESTABLISHED BY RESOLUTION 1267 (1999) CONCERNING AFGHANISTAN, ISSUES CONSOLIDATED LIST As per paragraph 4(b) of resolution 1267 (1999), the following is an approved consolidated list of entities and/or persons that have so far been identified by the Committee based on information provided by Member States: · Mullah Mohammad Rabbani, Chairman of the Ruling Council, Head of the Council of Ministers; · Mullah Hadji Mohammad Hassan, First Deputy, Council of Ministers; Governor of Kandahar; · Maulavi Abdul Kabir, Second Deputy, Council of Ministers; Governor of Nangahar Province; Head of Eastern Zone; · Mullah Mohammed Omar, Leader of the Faithful (‘Amir ul-Mumineen’), Afghanistan · Mullah Mohammad Tahre Anwari, Administrative Affairs; · Maulavi Sayyed Haqqan, Minister of Administrative Affairs; · Maulavi Abdul Latif Mansur, Minister of Agriculture; · Mullah Shams-ur-Rahman, Deputy Minister of Agriculture; · Maulavi Attiqullah Akhund, Deputy Minister of Agriculture · Maulavi Abdul Ghafoor, Deputy Minister of Agriculture; · Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, Minister of Civil Aviation and Transportation; · Hadji Tahis, Deputy Minister of Civil Aviation; · Mullah Mohammad Naim, Deputy Minister of Civil Aviation; · Hidayatullah Abu Turab, Deputy Minister of Civil Aviation; · Mullah Yar Mohammad Rahimi, Minister of Communication; · Mullah Haji Alla Dad Tayeb, Deputy Minister of Communication; · Maulavi Abdul Razaq, Minister of Commerce; · Maulavi Faiz Mohammad Faizan, Deputy Minister of Commerce; · Maulavi Nik Mohammad, Deputy Minister of Commerce; · Mullah Matiullah, Kabul Custom House; · Maulavi Dadullah Akhund, Minister of Construction; · Mullah Hadji Ubaidullah Akhund, Minister of Defence; · Mullah Fazel M. Mazloom, Deputy Chief of Army Staff; · Mullah Baradar, Deputy, Minister of Defence; · Mullah Abdul Rauf, Commander of Central Corpus; · Mullah Amir Khan Motaqi, Minister of Education; · Mullah Mohammad Nasim Hanafi, Deputy Minister of Education; · Maulavi S. Ahmed Shahidkhel, Deputy Minister of Education; · Mullah Abdul Wasay Aghajan Motasem, Minister of Finance; · Mullah Arefullah Aref, Deputy Minister of Finance; · Mullah Haji M. Ahmadi, President of Da Afghanistan Bank; · Abdul Wakil Mutawakil, Minister of Foreign Affairs; · Abdul Rahman Zahed; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; · Mullah Abdul Jalil, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; · Dr. Abdul Satar Paktis, Protocol Dept., Ministry of Foreign Affairs; · Maulavi Faiz, Information Dept., Ministry of Foreign Affairs; · Shams-us-Safa Aminzai, Press-Centre, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; · Maulavi Abdul Baqi, Consulate Dept., Ministry of Foreign Affairs; · M. Jawaz Waziri, UN Dept., Ministry of Foreign Affairs; · Maulavi Djallalouddine Haqani, Minister of Frontier Affairs; · Maulavi Abdul Hakim Monib, Deputy Minister of Frontier Affairs; · Alhaj M. Ibrahim Omari, Deputy Minister of Frontier Affairs; · Qari Din Mohammad, Minister of Higher Education; · Maulavi Hamidullah Nomani, High Ranking Official in the Ministry of Higher Education; · Zabihullah Hamidi, Deputy Minister of Higher Education; · Maulavi Arsalan Rahmani, Deputy Minister of Higher Education; · Maulavi Qudratullah Jamal, Minister of Information; · Mullah Abdul Baqi, Vice-Minister of Information and Culture; · Maulavi Abdul Rahman Ahmad Hottak, Deputy (Cultural) Minister of Information and Culture; · Maulavi Rahimullah Zurmati, Deputy (Publication) Minister of Information and Culture; · Abdulhai Motmaen, Information and Culture Dept., Kandahar; · Maulavi Mohammad Yaqoub, Head of BIA; · Mullah Abdul Razaq, Minister of Interior Affairs; · Mullah Abdul Samad Khaksar, Deputy (Security) Minister of Interior Affairs; · Mohammad Sharif, Deputy Minister of Interior Affairs; · Maulavi Noor Jalal, Deputy (Administrative) Minister of Interior Affairs; · Maulavi Saed M. Azim Agha, Passport and Visa Dept; · Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, Minister of Justice; · Maulavi Jalaluddine Shinwari, Deputy Minister of Justice; · Alhaj Mullah Mohammad Essa Akhund, Minister of Mines and Industries; · Maulavi Sayeedur Rahman Haqani, Deputy Minister of Mines and Industries; · Mullah Abdul Salam Zaief; Deputy Minister of Mines and Industries; · Maulavi Mohammad Azam Elmi, Deputy Minister of Mines and Industries; · Qari Din Mohammad Hanif, Minister of Planning; · Maulavi Ezatullah, Deputy Minister of Planning; · Maulavi M. Musa Hottak, Deputy Minister of Planning; · Mullah Mohammad Abbas Akhund, Minister of Public Health; · Sher Abbas Stanekzai, Deputy Minister of Public Health; · Maulavi Mohammadullah Mati, Minister of Public Works; · Maulavi Rostam Nuristani, Deputy Minister of Public Works; · Hadji Molla Atiqullah, Deputy Minister of Public Works; · Maulavi Najibullah Haqqani, Deputy Minister of Public Works; · Maulavi Sayyed Ghiassouddine Agha, Minister of Haj and Religious Affairs; · Maulavi Moslim Haqqani, Deputy Minister of Haj and Religious Affairs; · Maulavi Qalamudin Momand, Deputy Minister of Haj Affairs; · Maulavi Abdul Raqib Takhari, Minister of Repatriation; · Ramatullah Wahidyar, Deputy Minister for Martyrs and Repatriation; · Mohammad Sediq Akhundzada, Deputy Minister of Martyrs and Repatriation; · Maulavi Mohammad Wali, Minister of Department of Preventing Vice and Propagating Virtue; · Maulavi Mohammad Salim Haqqani, Deputy Minister of Preventing Vice and Propagating Virtue; · Maulavi Sayed Esmatullah Asem, Deputy Minister of Preventing Vice and Propagating Virtue; · Qari Ahmadulla, Minister of Security (Intelligence); · Maulavi Abdul-Haq-Wasseq, Deputy Minister of Security (Intelligence); · Maulavi Ehsanullah, Deputy Minister of Security (Intelligence); · Mullah Habibullah Reshad, Head of Investigation Dept.; · Mullah Ahmed Jan Akhund, Minister of Water and Electricity; · Eng. Mohammad Homayoon, Deputy Minister of Water and Electricity; · Maulavi Saiduddine Sayyed, Vice-Minister of Work and Social Affairs; · Maulavi Abdul Jabbar, Governor of Baghlan Province; · Maulavi Nurullah Nuri, Governor of Balkh Province; Head of Northern Zone; · Muhammad Islam, Governor of Bamiyan Province; · Mullah Janan, Governor of Fariab; · Mullah Dost Mohammad, Governor of Ghazni Province; · Maulavi Khair Mohammad Khairkhwah, Governor of Herat Province; · Maulavi Abdul Bari, Governor of Helmand Province; · Maulavi Walijan, Governor of Jawzjan Province; · Mullah M. Hasan Rahmani, Governor of Kandahar Province; · Mullah Manan Nyazi, Governor of Kabul Province; · Maulavi A. Wahed Shafiq, Deputy Governor of Kabul Province; · Alhaj Mullah Sadudin Sayed, Mayor of Kabul City; · Maulavi Shafiqullah Mohammadi, Governor of Khost Province; · Maulavi Nazar Mohammad, Governor of Kunduz Province; · M. Eshaq, Governor of Laghman Province; · Maulavi Zia-ur-Rahman Madani, Governor of Logar Province; · Maulavi Hamsudin, Governor of Wardak (Maidan) Province; · Maulavi A. Kabir, Governor of Nangarhar Province; · Mullah M. Rasul, Governor of Nimroz Province; · Maulavi Tawana, Governor of Paktia Province; · Mullah M. Shafiq, Governor of Samangan Province; · Maulavi Aminullah Amin, Governor of Saripul Province; · Maulavi Abdulhai Salek, Governor of Urouzgan Province; · Maulavi Ahmad Jan, Governor of Zabol Province; · Noor Mohammad Saqib, Chief Justice of Supreme Court; · Maulavi Sanani, Head of Dar-ul-Efta; · Maulavi Samiullah Muazen, Deputy of High Court; · Maulavi Shahabuddin Delawar, Deputy of High Court; · Abdul Rahman Agha, Chief Justice of Military Court; · Mullah Mustasaed, Head of Academy of Sciences; · Maulavi Esmatullah Asem, SG of Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS); · Maulavi Qalamuddin, Head of Olympic Committee; · Abdul Salam Zaeef, Taliban Ambassador to Pakistan; · Abdul Hakim Mujahid, Taliban envoy to the United Nations; · General Rahmatullah Safi, Taliban representative in Europe; · Mullah Hamidullah, Head of Ariana Afghan Airlines; · Alhaj Mullah Sadruddin, Mayor of Kabul City; · Amir Khan Muttaqi, Taliban representative in UN-led talks; · Mr Jan Mohmmad Madani, Charge d’Affaires, Taliban Embassy, Abu Dhabi; · Mr Shamsalah Kmalzada, Second Secretary, Taliban Embassy, Abu Dhabi; · Mr Azizirahman,Third Secretary, Taliban Embassy, Abu Dhabi; · Mr Mawlawi Abdul Manan, Commercial Attache, Taliban Embassy, Abu Dhab; · Taliban Chargé d'Affaires in Riyadh, Malawi Abdul Wahab; · TALIBAN "EMBASSY", ISLAMABAD · Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef (Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary) · Habibullah Fauzi (First Secretary/Deputy Head of Mission) · Mohammad Sohail Shaheen (Second Secretary) · Mohammad Sarwar Siddiqmal (Third Secretary) · Mullah Mohammad Zahid (Third Secretary) · General Abdul Qadeer (Military Attache) · Maulavi Nazirullah Anafi (Commercial Attache) · Maulavi Abdul Ghafar Qurishi (Repatriation Attache) · Mohammad Daud (Administrative Attache) · TALIBAN "CONSULATE GENERAL", PESHAWAR · Maulavi Najibullah (Consul General) · Qari Abdul Wali (First Secretary) · Syed Allamuddin (Second Secretary) · Maulavi Akhtar Mohammad (Education Attache) · Alhaj Maulavi Mohammad Saddiq (Trade Representative) · TALIBAN "CONSULATE GENERAL", KARACHI · Maulavi Rahamatullah Kakazada (Consul General) · Mufti Mohammad Aleem Noorani (First Secretary) · Haji Abdul Ghafar Shenwary (Third Secretary) · Maulavi Gul Ahmad Hakimi (Commercial Attache) · TALIBAN "CONSULATE GENERAL", QUETTA · Maulavi Abdullah Murad (Consul General) · Maulavi Abdul Haiy Aazem (First Secretary) · Maulavi Hamdullah (Repatriation Attache) ENTITIES · Ariana Afghan Airlines (formerly known as Bakhtar Afghan Airlines), Afghan Authority Building, P.O. Box 76, Ansari Watt, Kabul, Afghanistan, and any other offices of Ariana Afghan Airlines; · Banke Millie Afghan (a.k.a. Afghan National Bank; a.k.a. Bank E. Millie Afghan), Jada Ibn Sina, Kabul, Afghanistan, and any other offices of Banke Millie Afghan; · Da Afghanistan Bank (a.k.a. Bank of Afghanistan; a.k.a. Central Bank of Afghanistan; a.k.a. The Afghan State Bank), Ibni Sina Wat, Kabul, Afghanistan, and any other offices of Da Afghanistan Bank; · Account of Ariana Afghan Airlines in Citibank, New Delhi, India · Account of Ariana Afghan Airlines in Punjab National Bank, New Delhi, India · De Afghanistan Momtaz Bank · Agricultural Development Bank of Afghanistan (ADB), United Kingdom Furthermore, as per paragraph 8(c) of resolution 1333 (2000) adopted on 19 December 2000, the Committee approved the following consolidated list of individuals and entities associated with Usama bin Laden (UBL), including those in the Al-Qaida organization: · Usama Bin Muhammad Bin Awad Bin Ladin (aka Abu Abdallah Abd Al-Hakim). Born 28/07/57, Saudi Arabia. Saudi citizenship withdrawn, now officially an Afghan national. · Muhammad ‘Atif (aka Abu Hafs). Born (probably) 1944, Egypt. Thought to be an Egyptian national. Senior lieutenant to UBL. · Aiman Muhammad Rabi Al-Zawahiri. Born 19/06/51, Giza, Egypt. Thought to be an Egyptian national. Former leader of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, now a close associate of UBL. · Sa’d Al-Sharif. Born c. 1969, Saudi Arabia. Brother-in-law and close associate of UBL. Said to be head of UBL’s financial organisation. · Saif Al-‘Adil. Born c. 1963, Egypt. Thought to be an Egyptian national. Responsible for UBL’s security. · Amin Al-Haq (aka Muhammad Amin). Born C.1960, Nangahar province, Afghanistan. Afghan national. Security coordinator for UBL. · Ahmad Sa’id Al-Kadr (aka Abu Abd Al-Rahman Al-Kanadi). Born 01/03/48, Cairo, Egypt. Thought to be an Egyptian and Canadian national. · Zain Al-Abidin Muhahhad Husain (aka next name underlined Abu Zubaida and Abd Al-Hadi Al-Wahab). Born 12/03/71, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Thought to be a Saudi, Palestinian and Jordanian national. Close associate of UBL and facilitator of terrorist travel. · Saqar Al-Jadawi. Born C. 1965. Thought to be a Yemeni and Saudi national. Aide to UBL. · Bilal Bin Marwan. Born c.1947. Senior lieutenant of UBL. The above lists will continue to be revised as necessary. The Committee encourages Member States to bring to its attention any information they may have concerning funds, financial resources, as well as entities and/or persons.