Skip to comments.Pakistan Taliban say chief Mehsud killed in drone strike
Posted on 11/01/2013 10:54:56 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, has been killed in a drone strike, a high-ranking Taliban official has told the BBC.
Mehsud became leader of the Pakistani Taliban in 2009, aged 30, after his predecessor died in a US drone strike.
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he has had more lives than Morris. Similar reports have proven untrue in the past.
$5 million bounty office for his demise has been around for awhile. Thousands have died under his direction.
Can he apply for workers comp?
And to vote in Philly?
Ugly guy, too.
Shame his photo is a Getty image.
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US drone strike targets head of Pakistani Taliban
The US targeted the emir of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan in a drone strike today in Pakistan’s Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan. The strike is the second in the tribal agency in three days.
The CIA-operated, remotely piloted Predators or the more deadly Reapers fired a pair of missiles at Hakeemullah’s vehicle as it left a mosque in the village of Danday Darpa Khel in the Miramshah area of North Waziristan, Dawn reported. The strike killed five “militants.”
Hakeemullah Mehsud, the leader of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, was the target of today’s strike. Hakeemullah’s bodyguard, who was identified as Tariq Mehsud, and his driver, Abdullah Mehsud, are said to be among those killed in today’s attack.
Pakistani intelligence officials are claiming they have confirmed that Hakeemullah was killed in the strike, but officials would not speak on the record, Reuters reported.
Pakistani Taliban chief killed in drone strike: sources
(Reuters) - The chief of the Pakistani Taliban was killed by a U.S. drone strike on Friday, security sources and a senior Taliban commander said, in a major blow to the country’s most feared militant group.
Hakimullah Mehsud was one of Pakistan’s most wanted men with a $5 million U.S. bounty on his head. He led an increasingly violent insurgency from a secret hideout in North Waziristan, the Taliban’s mountainous stronghold on the Afghan border.
“We confirm with great sorrow that our esteemed leader was martyred in a drone attack,” a senior Taliban commander said.
Mehsud’s funeral will be held on Saturday in Miranshah, the Taliban commander said - a high-profile event likely to stir tensions further in the already highly volatile region.
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looks like a cousin of Father Sarducci of SNL fame.
“Pakistan Taliban say chief Mehsud killed in drone strike”
American media outlets sigh and look away, heard mumbling “If this were Romney, we’d have our foot so far up his azz he’d be tasting toe jam”.
Obama has turned out to be a legit Muslim-killing Crusader.
makes ya wonder what else he has in his closet. ;-]
Let the big dog eat