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Pakistani Taliban's top spokesman captured in Mohmand

Maulvi Omar and two aides were reportedly detained while traveling in the Taliban-run tribal agency. A senior Taliban leader was captured in Islamabad.


'Good' Pakistani Taliban leader vows to fight US in Afghanistan

Haji Turkistan Bhittani reaffirmed his loyalty to Mullah Omar and wants to continue the fight in Helmand province after his Taliban rivals are eliminated. Bhittani is backed by the Pakistani state.


South Waziristan Taliban groups clash - report

Forces loyal to Baitullah Mehsud reportedly ambushed a convoy of Mullah Nazir's fighters as they traveled to Wana, killing 17 fighters. Baitullah's spokesman denied involvement.


Pakistani Taliban regroup in Malakand

Two policemen have been beheaded and a local politician has been kidnapped as the Taliban continue to consolidate positions in regions outside of Swat.


Anti-Taliban tribal leaders assassinated in Pakistan's northwest

Pro-government tribal leaders in South Waziristan and Bajaur were killed in attacks. Tribes are forming anti-Taliban militias in Lakki Markat and Kohistan. The Pakistani military attacks Taliban bases in Kurram and Arakzai.


Taliban groups reportedly clash in South Waziristan

Turkistan Bhittani, a leader of an anti-Baitullah Mehsud Taliban group, claimed that more than 60 were killed in a battle with Baitullah's forces in the frontier town of Jandola. The report is unconfirmed.


US kills 14 in strike on Taliban training camp in South Waziristan

The attack took place in the Ladha region, where the Taliban reportedly have been meeting.


Taliban, Pakistani military clash in North Waziristan

The Taliban claimed 32 troops were killed during the battle; the military said 11 Taliban fighters were killed.


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.


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.


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.


Analysis: Baitullah's death will impact operations Pakistan and Afghanistan

In the wake of Baitullah Mehsud's death, the Pakistani government could decide to end the military operation in South Waziristan.


Baitullah Mehsud's possible successors

Hakeemullah Mehsud is said to be in the lead to take over the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan. Qari Hussain Mehsud is a close second.


Al Qaeda and Taliban leaders killed in US airstrikes since 2004

A look at the senior leaders of the Taliban and al Qaeda killed during the US Predator air campaign, which started in 2004.


Baitullah Mehsud is dead, says Pakistani Taliban deputy

Faqir Mohammed, the deputy leader of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, said Baitullah was killed in the Aug. 5 airstrike in South Waziristan.


'Baitullah Mehsud is alive' - US intelligence official

Baitullah Mehsud survived yesterday's airstrike that killed his second wife, US intelligence officials said.


Afghan and US forces destroy Haqqani Network training camp in Khost

Eighteen Haqqani Network fighters were killed during an Aug. 4 raid on a "stronghold in the remote mountains" in eastern Afghanistan.


Baitullah Mehsud's wife killed in Predator attack

predator-uav.jpgPredators hit a compound in Makeen owned by Baitullah's father-in-law. Relatives said Baitullah's second wife and two Taliban fighters were killed in the strike.


Pakistani high court suspends case against Hafiz Saeed

hafiz-saeed-2.jpgThe government's petition to keep the Lashkar-e-Taiba leader under house arrest has been suspended "indefinitely."


Pakistan charges Sufi Mohammed with treason

The leader of the pro-Taliban TNSM and architect of the most recent peace agreement in Swat is being charged, along with seven others, with treason, inciting rebellion, terrorism, waging war, and conspiracy against Pakistan.