Sri Lanka says new rebel leader arrested
Sri Lanka says that a wanted arms smuggler who recently took over as the new leader of the defeated Tamil Tiger rebels has been arrested overseas.
Government information director Anusha Pelpita said that Selvarasa Pathmanathan was arrested Thursday in a foreign country which he refused to name
Sri Lanka is an amazing story where western powers continuously pressured government to stop fighting terror and some European nations even imposed sanctions against that poverty stricken nation. Israel stood by them though with arms and training support (although I saw reports of Israel stepping back too at the request of Euro-nations). In short - Sri Lanka pretty much kicked ass and took the rebellious terrorists down...
Thai PM: Tamil Tiger leader held
Thailand's prime minister said on Friday he had information the new head of the Tamil Tigers, the separatist group defeated by the Sri Lankan military after a 25-year war, had been arrested -- but not in Thailand.
A Sri Lankan military spokesman, Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara, said late on Thursday that Selvarajah Pathmanathan, wanted on two Interpol warrants, had been arrested in the Thai capital, Bangkok. (Reuters)
It takes international cooperation to successfully curtail and arrest those whose only goal is to harm civilians.
Intel officials: Taliban leader Mehsud dead
Three Pakistani intelligence officials say that Pakistan's Taliban chief has been killed in a CIA missile strike and his body buried. But one of the three says no intelligence agent has actually seen the body.
The officials say Mehsud was killed in Wednesday's missile attack on the home of his father-in-law. They say his body has been buried in the village of Nardusai in South Waziristan, not far from the site of the missile strike. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
Just don't call it "war on terror", nothing to do with Islam, nothing to do with Taliban, nothing to do with terrorists...