16 January 2010

Who's Who The Terrorist Edition: Sirajuddin Haqqani

Sirajuddin Haqqani
Occupation: Leader of the Haqqani Network (Taliban)
Born: 1970 (Wiki), 1980 (NEFA video)
Education: No official education known, most likely attended Manba Ulom Madrassa in Miram Shah North Waziristan.
Employer: Legacy leader of the Haqqani Network, previously run by his father. Their operation expands over the following Afghani provinces; Kabul, Khost, Paktia, Paktika, Ghazni, Wardek, Logar, and in North Waziristan Pakistan.
Career Highlights: Facilitated the Jan 14, 2008 Serena Hotel attack in Kabul targeting a Norwegian delegation. April 27, 2008 attack on a military parade in Kabul with Hamid Karzai in attendance. November 10, 2008 kidnapped reporter David Rohde. June 30, 2009 captured PFC Bowe Bergdahl. November 28, 2009, facilitated the suicide attack on the UN Guest house with al Qaeda's help.
Family: Jalaluddin Haqqani (Father), Omar Haqqani EKIA (Younger Brother who is 1 of 6 Haqqani family martyrs since 2001, their family also lost 30 during the war with the Soviet Union)
Address: Currently on the move, but he traces his roots back to Miram Shah North Waziristan Pakistan. Other known locations; Warzala Khost Province
Assessment Summary: Siraj Haqqani's importance for the Taliban's success will continue to grow. He is an irreconcilable jihadist and will remain one of the top personalities on the US CT High Payoff Target List. A more substantial post will follow shortly.

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