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Militant group releases gruesome video of alleged Pakistani spy

Khalil infamous for beheading police, military personnel is leader of militant group Majlis-e-Askari, report

A gruesome video showing the execution of a guy allegedly working as a Pakistani spy in Lakki Marwat has purportedly been published by a new militant organization calling itself the “Majlis-e-Askari” (Military Council).

The militants could be seen beheading the guy in a grisly two-minute video footage that the organization had posted on social media before abandoning the corpse and departing the site.

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The militant group allegedly published the video on social media after which it was taken up and distributed by the “Ittehad-ul-Mujahedeen,” a less-known organization.

Ittehad-ul-Mujahedeen had joined the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in denouncing the execution as well as more recent beheadings that had occurred in Bannu and Lakki Marwat regions.

According to reports Akhtar Muhammad Khalil, a former TTP commander, is the leader of the militant organization. Khalil had previously remained a member of the TTP’s Shura and had split from Hafiz Gul Bahadur in the early 2000s.

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The reports have also claimed that the commander had been the Gul Bahadur group’s North Waziristan Amir but they eventually fell out over his cruelty in particular. Between 2001 and 2009 Khalil, one of the cruellest commanders was infamous for beheading police and military personnel. The TTP leadership eventually returned to the merging areas of the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) after which he had nearly vanished from the picture.

According to a statement from the outlawed TTP, it had claimed in November that it had called off a ceasefire reached with the federal government in June and instructed its members to carry out terrorist strikes across the nation.

Since its formation in 2007 TTP has been accountable for hundreds of assaults and thousands of fatalities while remaining distinct from the Taliban in Afghanistan but having a similar harsh ideology.

In October Swat’s people had also staged massive demonstrations in protest against a militant attack on a school van that had left the driver dead and two students injured.

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