In a message released late on Tuesday night, Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has called for Kashmir-based jihadist groups to “single-mindedly focus on inflicting unrelenting blows on the Indian Army and government so as to bleed the Indian economy and make India suffer sustained losses in manpower and equipment”.
In the message, Al-Zawahiri — Al-Qaeda’s first-in-command focused exclusively on Kashmir — also lashes out at Pakistan’s army and government saying they cannot be trusted to liberate Kashmir. “Their history of failures, defeats, corruption, and treachery is a witness to this truth”, Al-Zawahiri argues.
“At the very most, all they would like to achieve is to transfer to Kashmir the corruption and rot that Pakistan has endured at their hands for seventy years”. Read More