OSINT – Lashkar-e-Tayyiba

Also Known As: Al Mansoorian; Army of the Pure; Army of the Pure and Righteous; Army of the Righteous; Lashkar e-Toiba; Lashkar-i-Taiba; Paasban-e-Ahle-Hadis; Paasban-e-Kashmir; Paasban-i-Ahle-Hadith; Pasban-e-Ahle-Hadith; Pasban-e-Kashmir; Jamaat-ud-Dawa; JUD; Jama’at al-Dawa; Jamaat ud-Daawa; Jamaat ul-Dawah; Jamaat-ul-Dawa; Jama’at-i-Dawat; Jamaiat-ud-Dawa; Jama’at-ud-Da’awah; Jama’at-ud-Da’awa; Jamaati-ud-Dawa; Idara Khidmat-e-Khalq; Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation; FiF; Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation; Falah-e-Insaniyat; Falah-i-Insaniyat; Falah Insania; Welfare of Humanity; Humanitarian Welfare Foundation; Human Welfare Foundation; LT; LeT

Description:  The United States designated LeT, a Kashmir paramilitary group, as a FTO on December 26, 2001. LeT personnel have a striking anti-India agenda over the status of the Kashmir.

Targets: Key targets of LeT include Indian military and civic members, as well as American and Israeli targets of opportunity.

 Activities: LeT has executed numerous attacks against its targets, including cross border raids and bombings. LeT’s most notorious attack was the 26/11 Mumbai Massacre, a hostage barricade attack in which over 160 people died. LeT was also able to recruit ethnic Pakistanis from abroad, such as American David Headley, to reconnoiter for the attacks. LeT has also engaged in traditional guerilla attacks, such as sniping and mortaring, against Indian personnel in the Kashmir.

Diplomacy: LeT has been known to share safe houses with AQ elements. LeT has also launched propaganda missions with JEM.

Strength:  Estimated to be several thousand strong

AO: Pakistan and India, with a concentration of personnel in the Kashmir

Funding and External Aid:  LeT solicits funds from advertisements in the Pakistani Press, donors from the Middle East, and expats from the United Kingdom.

LT's AO, courtesy of the NCTC

LT’s AO, courtesy of the NCTC

Local Media:

The Daily Times. Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

Dawn. Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

Deccan Herald. Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

The Frontier Post. Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

The Hindu. Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

The Indian Express. Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

The International News. Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

The Nation. Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

Outlook. Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

The Times of India. Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

Global Media:

BBC. Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

BBC. Profile: Lashkar-e-Taiba.” May 3, 2010. Accessed December 31, 2014.

CNN. Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

The Guardian. “Mumbai terror attacks.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

NPR. Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

NYT. “Lashkar-e-Taiba.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

Reuters. Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.”Accessed December 31, 2014.

SATP. Army of the Pure.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

VOA. Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

WaPo. “Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

Think Tanks / Academic:

AEI. “Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

Brookings. “Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

CFR. “Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” January 14, 2014. Accessed December 31, 2014.

CSIS. “Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

CTC. “Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

FAS. “Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” May 21, 2004.

ICG. “Pakistan.” 2014. Accessed December 31, 2014.

Jihadology. “Lashkar-e-Tahyyiba.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

SITE. “Lashkar-e Tobia: A Global Threat.”2010. Accessed December 31, 2014.

Stanford University. “Lashkar-e-Taiba.” Mapping Militant Organizations. August 3, 2012.  Accessed December 31, 2014.

TRAC. “Lashkar-e-Taiba.” Accessed December 26, 2014.

Government:

Defense Department. “Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

DIA. “Annual Threat Assessment.” February 11, 2014.

NCTC. “Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

State Department. “Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” Accessed December 31, 2014.

State Department. “Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.” Chapter 6: Foreign Terrorist Organizations. Country Reports on Terrorism 2013. 

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