Pakistan Taliban Leader Hakimullah Mehsud Reportedly Killed in US Drone Strike … Taliban Denies


So was he or wasn’t he?

It is being reported that Pakistan Taliban Leader Hakimullah Mehsud was killed on January 12, 2012 in the North Waziristan tribal area by a US drone strike. Militant radio communications were intercepted indicating that the Taliban leader was recently killed.  However, Pakistani Taliban spokesman Asimullah Mehsud denied the Taliban  leader was killed.

Intercepted militant radio communications indicate the leader of the Pakistani Taliban may have been killed in a recent U.S. drone strike, Pakistani intelligence officials said Sunday. A Taliban official denied that.

The report coincided with sectarian violence — a bomb blast in eastern Pakistan that killed 14 people in a Shiite religious procession.

The claim that the Pakistani Taliban chief was killed came from officials who said they intercepted a number of Taliban radio conversations. In about a half a dozen intercepts, the militants discussed whether their chief, Hakimullah Mehsud, was killed on Jan. 12 in the North Waziristan tribal area. Some militants confirmed Mehsud was dead, and one criticized others for talking about the issue over the radio.

I wonder if this Taliban leader was one of Joe Biden’s Taliban that was not our enemy, per se?

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    One Response to “Pakistan Taliban Leader Hakimullah Mehsud Reportedly Killed in US Drone Strike … Taliban Denies”

    1. rightknight on January 16th, 2012 2:41 am

      BiteMe: “Marco”

      Taliban: “Polo”

      (BiteMe continues to play with his ‘friends’)

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