Nasiruddin Haqqani is the son of Jalaluddin Haqqani and the brother of Sirajuddin Haqqani, He apparently speaks Arabic and is a close aide to his father, the United Nations siad. His brother, Sirajuddin, is described by the U.S. Treasury Department as the overall leader of the network and the leader of the MiranShah Regional Military Shura (Council). Another brother Mohammed Haqqani was killed in a suspected UAV missile strike near Miranshah, in FATA region, intelligence officials and Taliban sources have said, on Friday 02/19/2010.
According to UN records Nasiruddin Haqqani traveled in 2004 to Saudi Arabia with a Taliban associate to raise funds for the Taliban. He also provided funds in 2004 to militants in Afghanistan for the purpose of disrupting the Afghan presidential election (see - Financing Jihad).
From at least 2005 to 2008, Nasiruddin Haqqani collected funds for the Haqqani Network through various fundraising trips, including during regular travel to the United Arab Emirates -UAE in 2007 and through a fundraising trip to another Gulf state in 2008, the UN records said.
In last 2009, Nasiruddin Haqqani received several hundred thousand dollars from al Qaeda-associated individuals in the Arabian Peninsula forHaqqani's network activities. Earlier in 2010, the USA Department of the Treasury cited Nasiruddin Haqqani for supporting acts of terrorism (see - Sanction 07.22.10). Sirajuddin Haqqani was designated a supporter of terrorism already in 2008.
Many observers say the FATA, North Waziristan-based group has backing in the Pakistani military."Elements within the Pakistani security establishment continue to view the Haqqani Network as a useful ally and proxy force to represent their interests in Afghanistan. To this end, Haqqani forces have repeatedly targeted Indian infrastructure and construction projects in Afghanistan," the Institute for the Study of War said in a report this year.
More recently, a variety of militants associated with the Mehsud tribe and Tehrik-e-Taleban in South Waziristan is believed to have sought safe haven in North Waziristan.
According to unconfirmed intelligence sources in Pakistan, Nasiruddin Haqqani was captured by the Pakistani army, on 12/24/2010, while driving from Peshawar to the tribal region of North Waziristan. One of the men traveling with him was a senior Haqqani commander named Mullah Muhammad Jan.
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