• North Waziristan – شمالی وزیرستان
  • Mountainous Region in Northwest Pakistan Bordering Afghanistan
  • Capital – Miranshah
  • Became part of Pakistan in 1947
  • Extremely Conservative Religiously and Socially
  • Tochi River also known as Gambila River runs through the district creating the Tochi Pass

  • Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman -عمر عبد الرحمن‎
  • May 3rd, 1938
  • Blind Egyptian Muslim Leader know as “The Blind Sheikh”
  • Currently being held under life imprisonment at Federal Corrections Complex Health Center in Butner, North Carolina
  • Convicted Seditious Conspiracy
  • Leader of Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya ( The Islamic Group) -الجماعة الإسلامية‎

  • Mawlawi Jalaluddin Haqqani – جلال الدين حقاني
  • Born 1950
  • Father of Sirajuddin Haqqani
  • Leader of the “Haqqani Network”
  • “Goodness personified” – US Congressman Charlie Wilson
  • Fought the Soviets in Afghanistan
  • Close ties with the ISI
  • Believed to be hiding in North Waziristan


  • Lahkar e Taiba – لشکرطیبہ – Army of the Good
  • Leader Hafiz Muhammed Saeed
  • 1990 – Present
  • South Asia, mainly Pakistan
  • Integration of Jammu and Kashmir with Pakistan after ending Indian rule in the state & propagation of pan-Islamism in South Asia

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  • Greater Khorasan – خراسان کهن یا خراسان بزرگ
  • Historic region reaching into Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyzstan.
  •  “If you see the black banners coming from the direction of Khurasân, then go to them, even if you have to crawl, because among them will be Allah’s Caliph the Mahdî.”


  • Ramzi Yousef – رمزي يوسف
  • May 20, 1967
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Nephew of Khalid Sheikh Muhammed
  • Member of Al Qaeda
  • 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, 1993 Benazir Bhutto Assassination Attempt, 1993 Imam Reza Shrine Bombing, Bojinka Plot, 1994 Philippine Airlines Flight 434 Bombing, 1995 United States Airliner Bombing Plot
  • Arrested February 7, 1995 in Islamabad, Pakistan
  • United States Custody – ADX Florence, Colorado
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