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Taliban debunk claim of battle at shura meeting in South Waziristan

Hakeemullah-Mehsud-3-thumb.jpgThe government and a Taliban rival claimed that Hakeemullah Mehsud and Waliur Rehman killed each other at a meeting to decide on Baitullah Mehsud's successor. Later Hakeemullah and Waliur spoke to the media and denied a clash took place, and claimed Baitullah is still alive.

Baitullah is alive, claims Hakeemullah

Baitullah killed in Aug 5-6 attack: Malk

Pakistan pledges to curb militancy, pounds insurgents

Taliban now winning, US commander in Afghanistan warns of rising casualties

Pakistani claims of Taliban militant™s death are contested

Baitullah's aide says he is alive but ill

National security adviser: US believes Mehsud dead

The mutilated bodies of 15 suspected Taliban fighters have been found in the town of Mingora in Swat. Clashes between a peace committee and insurgents in Mohmand resulted in 14 dead. The Taliban killed two soldiers in North Waziristan and wounded six people in a bombing at a school in Charsadda. Security forces detained 12 Taliban fighters in Swat.

Analysis: Pakistani claims regarding Baitullah's death, shura clash, are suspect

Given the Pakistani government's poor track record in reporting on the deaths of senior extremist leaders as well as on recent events, the government's claims must be looked upon with skepticism.

Mehsud alive, insists aide

Pakistanis admit helping in Mehsud missile strike

Pakistan's two-faced game

The fog of the Predator war: Baitullah is alive, say Pakistani Taliban

Baitullah-Mehsud-thumb.jpgMilitary commanders and potential successors Hakeemullah Mehsud and Qari Hussain Mehsud, spokesman Maulvi Omar, aide Qari Hidayatullah, and a former Islamist politician all claimed Baitullah is alive and will speak to the media.

A profile of Baitullah Mehsud

Reports from Pakistan indicate Baitullah Mehsud was killed during the Aug. 5 airstrike in South Waziristan. Waliur Rehman Mehsud and Hakeemullah Mehsud are said to be in the running to take over for Baitullah. The Taliban killed 18 rivals in the Abdullah Mehsud group in Tank. Clashes between the Lashkar-e-Islam and the Ansarul Islam resulted in nine killed. Security forces killed two Taliban fighters in Swat.

Good riddance, killer Baitullah

Afghan Taliban Says Unharmed By Mehsud Death

A Swat rebel speaks (Part 2)

Bodies pile up in Swat Valley as tribesmen turn tables on Taliban tormentors