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Taliban commanders survive US airstrike at funeral

Qari Hussain Mehsud and Mullah Sangeen survived Tuesday's airstrike that was aimed at South Waziristan Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud.


Senior Taliban leaders targeted in yesterday's Predator strikes

Baitullah Mehsud, Qari Hussain Mehsud, and Mullah Sangeen Zadran were the targets of the follow-on Predator attack in South Waziristan that killed 83 Taliban fighters. Sangeen and Qari Hussain were reported killed, although this has not been confirmed.


Scores of Taliban killed in second US strike in South Waziristan

Predators fired on the funeral of a Taliban commander near Baitullah Mehsud's stronghold in Makeen. More than 65 Taliban fighters were reported killed in the attack.


Six killed in US Predator attack in South Waziristan

The latest US airstrike in Pakistan's tribal areas hit a compound in Ladha, a region run by Baitullah Mehsud.


Baitullah's rival killed in Dera Ismail Khan

One of Baitullah Mehsud's followers shot and killed Qari Zainuddin Mehsud in Dera Ismail Khan. Zainuddin had denounced Baitullah and claimed he would fight alongside the military against Baitullah in South Waziristan.


Pakistani aircraft pound Taliban in South Waziristan

More than 30 Taliban fighters are reported to have been killed in air and artillery strikes against Baitullah Mehsud's followers in the Taliban-controlled tribal agency.


Senior Al Qaeda and Afghan Taliban leaders meet with Baitullah

Siraj Haqqani, Abu Yahya al Libi, Abdul Haq, and two senior Taliban commanders met with the Pakistani Taliban chief to advise him to redirect his activities toward Afghanistan. The meeting took place the same week the US and Pakistani military launched airstrikes in South Waziristan and wounded a senior terrorist leader.


Pakistani military begins ground phase of South Waziristan offensive

More than 30 of Baitullah Mehsud's Taliban fighters are reported to have been killed in ground and air attacks.


Pakistan arrests Sufi Mohammed: report

Sufi Mohammed, the pro-Taliban cleric behind the Malakand Accord, is reportedly in custody in Peshawar. He is the latest TNSM leader to be rounded up.


US strikes target Mullah Nazir in South Waziristan

Separate Predator attacks targeted a training camp and a madrassa in the tribal areas run by the South Waziristan Taliban warlord.


Pakistani military facing tougher fight in northwest than reported

An Indian intelligence briefing obtained by The Long War Journal claimed that 370 Pakistani troops have been killed and 900 have deserted since the operation to root out the Taliban in the Swat Valley began in April.


Analysis: Waziristan operation to focus on Baitullah Mehsud

The Pakistani military appears to have a limited objective in the pending operation in South Waziristan. The Haqqani Network and Taliban leaders Hafiz Gul Bahadar and Mullah Nazir are not being mentioned by Pakistani officials, and efforts are underway to keep them out of the fight.


Al Qaeda commanders reported killed, wounded in Pakistan

Qari Zia Rahman may have been killed in Bajaur, and Tahir Yuldashev is thought to have been wounded in South Waziristan.


Pakistan says offensive against Baitullah Mehsud imminent

The governor of the Northwest frontier Province said the military will launch a "comprehensive and decisive operation" as the military evaluates the request. Airstrikes launched in Bannu, Arakzai, and Bajaur.


US kills 5 in South Waziristan strike

predator-uav.jpgToday's strike targeted a vehicle in the Ladha region, which is controlled by Baitullah Mehsud; five terrorists are reported to have been killed. This is the first strike since May 16.


Pakistani military, Taliban clash throughout the northwest

Heavy fighting reported in Swat, Bajaur, Bannu, Mohmand, and South Waziristan. Seventy-nine Taliban fighters and 16 soldiers and policemen are reported to have been killed over the past 24 hours.


Arakzai Taliban take credit for mosque suicide attacks

Mullah Saaed Hafiz, the deputy commander of the Arakzai Taliban, said the attacks were executed to avenge Pakistani military strikes in Hangu and Darra Adam Khel that killed 47 people, including a pro-Taliban cleric.


Taliban continue mosque attacks, strike in Lahore and Nowshera, Pakistan

An outspoken anti-Taliban cleric was among 11 people killed in suicide strikes in Lahore and Nowshera. The attacks are the latest in a series of strikes at mosques.


Fighting intensifies in Pakistan's Bannu-Waziristan region

The Pakistan Army claimed more than 130 Taliban fighters have been killed since the Bannu offensive began three days ago. Taliban attacks on two forts in South Waziristan are repelled.


Terror alliance takes credit for Peshawar hotel assault

Hakeemullah Mehsud, the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, and the Abdullah Azzam Brigade took credit for the complex assault on the Pearl Continental Hotel.