The Taliban released a tape of Hakeemullah Mehsud, but it did not confirm if he was alive. The head of the TNSM in Malakand surrendered to police. The military said it took control of the Badankot region in Bajaur. The Taliban took credit for the Feb. 27 suicide attack in Karak.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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