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Pakistan Taliban say chief Mehsud killed in drone strike
BBC News ^ | 11/1/13 | BBC

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: drone; drones; dronestrike; hakimullahmehsud; killed; mehsud; northwaziristan; onestrikehesout; pakistan; taliban; waronterror; waziristan; wot
He accepted an early retirement offer he couldn't refuse, multiple #2s stand by to take his place.
1 posted on 11/01/2013 10:54:56 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Bingo!!


2 posted on 11/01/2013 10:55:33 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

next.......


3 posted on 11/01/2013 10:56:11 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: NormsRevenge
Allahu Akbar!!!
4 posted on 11/01/2013 10:57:30 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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maybe.

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.


5 posted on 11/01/2013 10:57:58 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Can he apply for workers comp?

And to vote in Philly?


6 posted on 11/01/2013 10:59:27 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: NormsRevenge

Workplace accident................


7 posted on 11/01/2013 11:00:26 AM PDT by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: NormsRevenge

Whack.
Ugly guy, too.
Shame his photo is a Getty image.


8 posted on 11/01/2013 11:00:30 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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Long War Journal
Bill Roggio

US drone strike targets head of Pakistani Taliban

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/11/us_drone_strikes_tar.php

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.

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9 posted on 11/01/2013 11:00:46 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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Reuters

Pakistani Taliban chief killed in drone strike: sources
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/01/us-pakistan-drone-hakimullah-idUSBRE9A00QY20131101

(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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10 posted on 11/01/2013 11:02:13 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: onyx

Funeral Saturday..

M
O
A
B

Time. :-]


11 posted on 11/01/2013 11:02:57 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

YES!
LOL.


12 posted on 11/01/2013 11:04:23 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: NormsRevenge
"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."

Target Rich Enviornment

13 posted on 11/01/2013 11:04:54 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: All
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14 posted on 11/01/2013 11:06:32 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: onyx

FBI page

http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/wanted_terrorists/hakimullah-mehsud/view

looks like a cousin of Father Sarducci of SNL fame.


15 posted on 11/01/2013 11:09:00 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

LOLOLOL.
You’re right.


16 posted on 11/01/2013 11:10:59 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: NormsRevenge

“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.


17 posted on 11/01/2013 11:17:21 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: AppyPappy

makes ya wonder what else he has in his closet. ;-]


18 posted on 11/01/2013 11:20:05 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Baby nuke!


19 posted on 11/01/2013 11:50:51 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: musicman

Let the big dog eat


20 posted on 11/01/2013 11:52:23 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: AppyPappy

I’m suspicious of anything hussein does, and wonder if he just blasts islamists he doesn’t like. Certainly islamists kill other islamists even more regularly than they kill others. Unless it can be de demonstrated otherwise, soetoro is no exception.


21 posted on 11/01/2013 12:00:19 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks NormsRevenge.
Mehsud became leader of the Pakistani Taliban in 2009, aged 30, after his predecessor died in a US drone strike.
Buh-bye.


22 posted on 11/01/2013 12:56:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: NormsRevenge

Now why would they be “sorrowful” ? Don’t they believe the dumdass is on his way to be with his herd of virgins? Shouldn’t they be carwashing the flying carpets and spiffying up for a grand old going away party? And wouldn’t the same party be used to happily welcome up the new target-—er guy? Do they give him the keys to a new Toyota with a bullseye on top? Here ya go muckmood!


23 posted on 11/01/2013 1:07:41 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: NormsRevenge

If this one is really true, watch closely for yet another Benghazi or USS Cole type attack as payback...aided and abetted by US.


24 posted on 11/01/2013 1:44:31 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Towanda! Charge!!! A Fuwappiduh is called for in 5, 4, 3 ,2.....Dang, that was awesome, Dudes......)
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To: MestaMachine

We’re headed to China Vietnam and Thailand on a cruise next fall,, I just hope we’re there when protests aren’t.. And cars blowing up and stuff.

We got lucky in Greece, even in Rome, I hope our journey clicks in Asia.. Took over 5,000 pics and lots of vidayos last one, this one could be even hugher.


25 posted on 11/01/2013 1:58:00 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: SunkenCiv

I kind of empathize at the early departure, I achieved a lot more as a young fellar too.. It was his chosen line of work tho :-) .

Karma sucks.


26 posted on 11/01/2013 2:00:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

He danced the jihadist disco — “dis go this way, dis go that way”.


27 posted on 11/01/2013 3:47:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: 2banana

Well he already voted in Philly a few times, but the workman’s comp is going to the wrong address.


28 posted on 11/01/2013 5:38:33 PM PDT by Patriot95
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To: NormsRevenge
It's about time we started getting the #1 guys.

Most of the time it's a jihadi who is either #2 or going to become #2, if you know what I mean.

29 posted on 11/02/2013 7:18:29 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
a jihadi who is either #2 or going to become #2, if you know what I mean.

Yeah, they're all number two....every last one of them.

30 posted on 11/02/2013 7:29:35 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ("The government" is nothing but a RAT jobs program)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

"Who does Number 2 work for?"

31 posted on 11/02/2013 7:30:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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