Early life[ edit ] Haqqani was born, the son of a wealthy landowner and trader, in in the village of Karezgay in the Zadran district of Paktia ProvinceAfghanistan, though the family later moved to Sultankhel. Haqqani was one of them, and after being suspected of plotting against the government he went into exile and based himself in and around MiranshahPakistan. From there he began to organise a rebellion against the government of Daoud Khan in He reputedly attracted generous support from prosperous Arab countries compared to other resistance leaders.
The peace accords brought nearly four years of continuous fighting to an end. Despite the appearance of legitimacy, the peace accords were manipulated by the Afghanistan-focused Haqqani Network to serve its own ends.
In exchange for brokering the peace between Sunnis and Shias, the Haqqanis allegedly received the authority to operate through Shia-controlled terrain in central and upper Kurram which will aid their ongoing insurgency against Afghan and coalition forces throughout eastern Afghanistan.
The Haqqanis have also demonstrated their growing power and influence in the Pakistani tribal region in areas beyond their historical stronghold of neighboring North Waziristan Agency.
The Haqqanis enjoy sanctuary in the tribal areas in Pakistan along the border with Afghanistan. With the backing of elements within the Pakistan security establishment, the Haqqanis have used their sanctuary in the North Waziristan Agency of Pakistan to operate across the border in southeastern Afghanistan.
In response to increased coalition activity against the Haqqani Network in both Pakistan via drones and Afghanistan via Special Operations Forcesthe Haqqanis have increasingly sought new Pakistani sanctuary and additional infiltration routes in order to continue to battle coalition forces for control of southeastern Afghanistan.
The Haqqani Network has increasingly turned their attention to Kurram Agency over the past several years as a potential sanctuary for the Haqqanis and affiliated terrorist organizations.
Kurram is a region of special strategic importance to Afghanistan-focused insurgents. It served as a base to the Afghan Mujahideen during the war against the Soviet Union in the s.
Kurram remains coveted terrain today as it facilitates convenient access to several Afghan provinces and is also the shortest route to Kabul from anywhere in Pakistan.
In exchange for brokering the peace between Sunnis and Shias, the Haqqanis allegedly received the authority to operate through Shia-controlled terrain in central and upper Kurram. It is likely that other national and transnational terrorists who operate with the Haqqanis, such as al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e Taiba, will join them in Kurram.
The Haqqanis will likely relocate critical elements of the network to Kurram Agency. This will have the dual effect of relieving pressure on the Network from U. The expansion of the Haqqani Network and affiliated terrorist groups will have negative consequences for security and stability, not just in Kurram, but in eastern Afghanistan and elsewhere in Pakistan, as it will become more difficult to identify, track, and strike national and international terrorist groups.Daily updates of everything that you need know about what is going on in the military community and abroad including military gear and equipment, breaking news, international news and more.
Designating the Haqqani network a terrorist organization is a good step in clarifying U.S.
objectives in Afghanistan and increasing pressure on Pakistan to align its Afghanistan policies with. Daily Updated News On Afghanistan - Taliban News, Afghan Women News, Afghan Sports News, Afghan refugee news, etc. The Haqqani Network has increasingly turned their attention to Kurram Agency over the past several years as a potential sanctuary for the Haqqanis and affiliated terrorist organizations.
Kurram is a region of special strategic importance to Afghanistan-focused insurgents. Aaron David Miller Vice President for New Initiatives and Distinguished Scholar, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Aaron David Miller is currently the Vice President for New Initiatives and a Distinguished Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Al-Jazeera: Pakistan’s Hazara Shias living under siege – Jan 20, (Regarding double bomb blasts on Alamdar Road in Quetta killing and injuring over ) LEJ / SSP involved in Genocide of Hazaras in Afghanistan “The LeJ is an offshoot of the SSP, and the actors that constitute the SSP and LeJ fought in that theatre of operations against .