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Taliban commander and suicide camp trainer Qari Hussain survived a military operation in South Waziristan. US Predator UAVs and aircraft are reported to be circling in North Waziristan. The Taliban said it would sue President Pervez Musharrraf once the peace accord in South Waziristan is signed. The government and the Taliban in Swat met to discuss the situation after the signing of peace agreement.
Intelligence officials say Abu Sulayman Jazairi, a senior Algerian operative for al Qaeda™s central organization, was killed in the May 14 airstrike in Damadola, Bajaur. Baitullah Mehsud said attacks would continue in Afghanistan despite any peace deals with the Pakistani government. The Taliban killed a "US spy" in North Waziristan. A police officer and his driver were killed in an IED attack in Peshawar.
A peace deal with the government and the Taliban in South Waziristan is in its final phase, Taliban spokesman Maulvi Umar said. Baituallh Mehsud denied being behind the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and the kidnapping of the ambassador to Afghanistan. Afghanistan believes Mullah Mansoor Dadullah was among those exchanged for Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan. The Taliban fired seven rockets at the Air Force base in Kohat. One person was killed in a bombing in Khyber.
The Taliban said they should control the border with Afghanistan to prevent US attacks. The UN will monitor the Swat peace agreement. The Taliban said peace depends on the enforcement of sharia law. A journalist was gunned down after conducting an interview with Taliban spokesman Maulvi Omar in Bajaur. The government may shut down the Madrassa Reforms Project.
The government negotiated a peace deal with Mullah Fazlullah and the Taliban in Swat. The Taliban attacked police stations in Swat, killing one policeman. Security forces and the Taliban clashed in Mohmand. The central government said the Army would remain in the tribal agencies.
A peace deal with Baitullah Mehsud may be finalized on May 21. The government insists the Army will remain in South Waziristan and Swat. Six soldiers and four civilians were wounded in an IED attack in Kohat. A solider was killed in an attack in Swat.