The Pakistani Taliban is all set to shift its focus to the Syrian Arab Republic, one of the most important countries in the political map of the world. If everything goes okay, this Western Asian nation will become the second most important hub for the Taliban group, says the latest report.
Pakistani Taliban has already entered Syria
The Pakistani Taliban, officially known as the ‘Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan’ (TTP), which is basically an association of different Islamist militant groups present across the Afghan border in Pakistan, has already arrived at Syria.
According to BBC Urdu, a minimum of 12 ‘expert’ Pakistani Taliban or Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan have entered the main land of Syria and set up a base in order to evaluate the ‘needs of jihad’ in the country. All of these TTPs are highly skilled and experienced in advanced technology as well as warfare and are equipped with cutting-edge instruments, says the media.
More TTPs to visit the country in coming days
Mohammad Amin, a senior operative as well as base co-coordinator of Pakistani Taliban, has revealed that the procedure of crossing the threshold started two months ago and a number of retired Afghan fighting professionals helped them in their way.
BBC Urdu reported that more than a few ex-Afghan fighters, who have relocated to the strife-torn country recently from the Middle East, helped those 12 TTPs to establish the base.
However, the transition is still not over. More Pakistani Taliban are ready to visit Syria in next few months.
It’s all about assessing the importance of ‘Jihad’
As the Sunni Muslims have always been resisted by the Shia leaders of Syria, a large number of common and innocent people have died in the war which has been going on between supporters of the current government of President Bashar al-Assad and their opponents.
Around 6 months ago, a monitoring cell was developed for keeping a close eye on the ‘jihad’ going on in Syria. With the help of the ex-Afghan fighters in country, it gathers useful information regarding the recent conflict and collects helpful feedback from general people. Finally, those are sent to the senior TTP operatives in Pakistan.
Along with assessing the importance of ‘jihad’, this expert Pakistan Taliban will also be joining the Sunni Muslims fighting in Syria.
Though a lot of other Pakistanis are ready to join the army and accompany their Syrian friends, TTP have stopped ‘recruiting’ as Syria is not running out of manpower right now, says Amin.