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  • Taliban Claims Responsibility for Failed New York Bombing

    05/02/2010 7:08:25 AM PDT · by harwood · 73 replies · 2,384+ views
    Qari Hussain Mehsud from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan accepts the responsibility of recent Attack on USA with Great Pride and Utmost Bravery
  • US places bounty on senior Taliban and al Qaeda leaders

    03/26/2009 3:42:33 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 661+ views
    LONG WAR ^ | March 25, 2009, 6:53 pm | Bill Roggio
    The US Department of State has issued multi-million dollar rewards for two senior Taliban leaders and an al Qaeda leader and propagandist. Up to $5 million dollars has been offered "for information leading to the location and/or capture" of Pakistani Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud or Taliban and al Qaeda ally Sirajuddin Haqqani. A $1 million bounty has been offered for information leading to the capture or conviction of al Qaeda propagandist and ideologue Abu Yahya al Libi.
  • CIA suicide bomber appears on tape with leader of Pakistani Taliban

    01/09/2010 4:40:45 PM PST · by Cindy · 20 replies · 920+ views
    LONG WAR ^ | January 9, 2010 | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "Hakeemullah Mehsud (left), the Leader of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan. and Humam Khalil Muhammed Abu Mulal al Balawi (right), the suicide bomber who carried out the attack at Combat Outpost Chapman in Khost, Afghanistan. The al Qaeda operative who killed seven US CIA operatives and guards, and a Jordanian intelligence official, was on a martyr's videotape with the leader of the Pakistani Taliban. Humam Khalil Muhammed Abu Mulal al Balawi, a Jordanian Islamist who was thought to have been turned against al Qaeda, appeared on a videotape with Hakeemullah Mehsud, the leader of the Movement of...
  • Zawahiri eulogizes Baitullah Mehsud

    09/28/2009 2:11:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 410+ views
    LONG WAR - Threat Matrix - blog ^ | September 28, 2009 1:37 PM | Bill Roggio
    Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda's second in command, has sung the praises of former Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud on a videotape produced by As Sahab and distributed on jihadi forums. Zawahiri used Baitullah's death to praise the Taliban's fight against NATO and the US in Afghanistan. But Zawahiri especially focused on Baitullah's role in the attempt to smash the Pakistani state. The following translation is a portion of Zawahiri's tape: Read more:
  • Pakistani Taliban say chief Baitullah Mehsud dead

    08/25/2009 10:23:29 PM PDT · by james500 · 4 replies · 972+ views
    AP ^ | 8/26/2009
    Two commanders of the Pakistani Taliban acknowledged Tuesday that the militants' top leader, Baitullah Mehsud, was killed by a U.S. missile strike. It was the first time the militants acknowledged Mehsud's death, first reported shortly after the CIA missile strike Aug. 5 near the Afghan border. ... "He was wounded. He got the wounds in a drone strike and he was martyred two days ago," Hakimullah Mehsud said. Rehman later repeated the same statement.
  • Did the drones finally get Mehsud?

    08/09/2009 4:41:57 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 8 replies · 592+ views
    The Economic Times ^ | August 10, 2009
    The raging conflict in Pakistan does, if one tries hard, seem to have some curious aspects. Take the confusion that often surrounds the announced death of a warlord or the other. More than once someone the authorities have declared to be dead has resurfaced most calmly. It does rather seem like despite all that hi-tech gadgetry employed by the US to “assist” Pakistan, they can’t quite always figure out just who they fired that missile at. Or, perhaps, one is being uncharitable. Given the terrain, suited for guerrilla warfare and with all the bearded, turbaned chaps looking virtually like carbon...
  • Pakistani Taliban's leader 'ill'

    08/09/2009 4:40:08 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 6 replies · 412+ views
    BBC ^ | August 9, 2009
    The Pakistani Taliban's leader Baitullah Mehsud is gravely ill, his top aide has told the BBC. Maulan Nur Syed denied this was linked in any way to claims Baitullah Mehsud was killed in a US missile strike on Wednesday in a remote tribal area. Both the US and Pakistan earlier said their intelligence suggested Baitullah Mehsud was killed in the attack. There were also reports of a major gun battle between potential successors to Baitullah Mehsud after the strike.
  • Senior Al Qaeda and Afghan Taliban leaders meet with Baitullah

    06/22/2009 4:50:08 PM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies · 1,014+ views
    LONG WAR ^ | June 21, 2009, 2:02 am | Bill Roggio
    Senior al Qaeda and Afghan Taliban leaders are reported to have met with Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud to advise him to move his group's operations into Afghanistan and halt attacks against the Pakistani state. Several meetings were said to have been held last week after an 11-man delegation of al Qaeda and Taliban heavy hitters arrived in Waziristan to deliver a request from Mullah Omar, the Amir al Mumineen, or the leader of the faithful in Pakistan and Afghanistan, according to a report in The Nation. The Taliban dispatched Sirajuddin Haqqani, the powerful military commander of the Haqqani Network,...
  • UK: 'Terror gang' may have been 'plotting to blow up shopping centre and nightclub'

    04/09/2009 6:37:47 AM PDT · by Stoat · 45 replies · 6,441+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | April 9, 2009 | James Tozer
    Dramatic daylight terror raids on a university may have been linked to a plot to blow up a shopping centre or nightclub, police fear. Students at Liverpool John Moores University watched in shock yesterday as two men were hauled outside and forced to the ground by armed police.  Witnesses said the duo  -  students at the university's Business School  -  were wearing combat trousers and hiking jackets, and claimed there were rumours of 'a bomb' on the premises.  (edit) The raid was one of a series carried out simultaneously across the North-West in which 12 suspects believed to be...
  • Pakistani Taliban threatens attack on White House

    03/31/2009 2:10:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 1,530+ views
    The Washington Times / The Associated Press ^ | March 31, 2009 | Ishtiaq Mahsud
    The commander of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility Tuesday for a deadly assault on a Pakistani police academy and said the group was planning a terrorist attack on the White House that would "amaze" the world. Baitullah Mehsud, who has a $5 million bounty on his head from the U.S., said Monday's attack on the outskirts of the eastern city of Lahore was retaliation for U.S. missile strikes against militants along the Afghan border. "Soon we will launch an attack in Washington that will amaze everyone in the world," Mehsud told The Associated Press by phone. He provided no details.
  • Pakistani Taliban leader dead, sources say(Baitullah Mehsud)

    09/30/2008 2:18:30 PM PDT · by Dog · 10 replies · 481+ views
    CNN ^ | Sept 30 2008 | Zein Basravi
    The leader of Pakistan's Taliban, Baitullah Mehsud, is dead from kidney failure, sources told CNN. The Pakistan government blamed Mehsud for the December 27, 2007, assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. An unnamed Islamabad-based source with connections within the Mehsud tribe in South Waziristan said Mehsud died about 1 a.m. Wednesday. Military officials in the field confirmed to CNN that Mehsud had died.
  • Pakistan: Suspected Marriott bombing 'mastermind' emerges (Qari Zafar)

    09/24/2008 10:49:36 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 744+ views ^ | September 24, 2008 | Syed Saleem Shahzad
    Excerpt - Karachi, 24 Sept. (AKI) - By Syed Saleem Shahzad - The alleged mastermind of last Saturday's deadly truck bombing of the Marriott hotel in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, has emerged. The suspect, Qari Zafar (photo), has become part of Al-Qaeda's hardline Takfiri inner circle. He enjoys the protection of Pakistani Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud and is believed to be hiding out in the lawless South Waziristan tribal area of North West Frontier Province. Zafar is not only the suspected mastermind of the Marriot bomb blast, but has created a network which will shortly target strategic installations belonging to...
  • Afghanistan - Karzai: I'll send troops to Pakistan

    06/15/2008 3:25:30 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 18 replies · 123+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | June 15, 2008 | Jason Straziuso
    Excerpt - KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai threatened Sunday to send Afghan troops across the border to fight militants in Pakistan, a forceful warning to insurgents and the Pakistani government that his country is fed up with cross-border attacks. Karzai said Afghanistan has the right to self defense, and because militants cross over from Pakistan "to come and kill Afghan and kill coalition troops, it exactly gives us the right to do the same." Speaking at a Sunday news conference, Karzai warned Pakistan-based Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud that Afghan forces would target him on his home turf....
  • A suspected US missile strikes Taliban or al Qaeda hideout

    11/02/2007 5:37:43 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies · 147+ views
    Debka ^ | 11.02.07
    Later, armed men surrounded the scene, 20 km from the Afghan border, and carried away the dead and wounded. DEBKAfile reports that al Qaeda makes it a rule to evacuate the dead and wounded so as not to disclose their identities, especially when a prominent operative is hit. Witnesses reported seeing a drone flying in from the West before a big explosion. Two foreigners, usually associated with al Qaeda in the tribal regions, were among the dead, according to locals. They said the house targeted was a training base for insurgents loyal to Baitullah Mehsud, leader of Pakistan-based Taliban terrorists...