RealNews

Pakistan tribal chiefs arrested

Pakistan authorities have arrested 16 tribal chiefs in South Waziristan who they say were not cooperating in rounding up al-Qaeda and Taliban elements hiding in the region. Officials based in Wanna told the BBC that the arrests, on Wednesday, were intended to encourage the tribes to assist Pakistani forces operating in the area. Lying on the border with Afghanistan, South Waziristan is part of Pakistan’s western tribal areas, semi-autonomous states which are often described as ‘no-man’s land.’ But local official Rehmatullah Wazir denied the move could further fuel tensions in the region, which is said to boast strong ideological ties with the Taleban. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.