The Haqqani network leader arrested recently?
Haji Mali Khaln reportedly worked directly under Siraj Haqqani, and managed bases and operations in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. He moved forces from Pakistan to Afghanistan to conduct terrorist activity. Jalaluddin Haqqani consistently placed Mali Khan in positions of high importance a revered elder of the Haqqani clan. He was one of the highest ranking members of the Haqqani network.
Haji Mali Khan served as an emissary betwe ...more
The Nato-led International Security Assistance Force, Isaf, said Khan was captured in Paktiya province in southeast Afghanistan
As well as being a senior Haqqani network commander, Khan is also the uncle of its leader Siraj Haqqani.
The Haqqani network was founded by Jalaluddin Haqqani, a warlord who made his name during the 1980s jihad against the Soviets in Afghanistan.