January 03, 2013

"Good" Taliban Leader Killed Despite Pakistani Support --- UPDATE: More info

But then again, F*ck Pakistan -- UTA.

Two U.S. drone strikes on northwest Pakistan killed a senior Taliban commander who fought American forces in Afghanistan but had a truce with the Pakistani military, intelligence officials said Thursday.

The commander, Maulvi Nazir, was among nine people killed in a missile strike on a house in the village of Angoor Adda in the South Waziristan tribal region near the border with Afghanistan late Wednesday night.

Although this information is from a Pakistani leak, Pakistani leaks also said they had no clue where Usama bin-Laden was. I hates every iota of a Taliban so even rumors of war perk my ears up a bit.

UPDATE by Rusty: More from Bill Roggio:

Nazir has been an influential Taliban commander and had ties to numerous terrorist groups operating in the region, including al Qaeda, the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban, and the plethora of Pakistani and Central Asia jihadist groups operating in the region. He has openly supported Taliban emir Mullah Omar and al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, and wages jihad in Afghanistan...

Pakistan's military and intelligence services consider Nazir and his followers "good Taliban" as they do not openly seek the overthrow of the Pakistani state and only wage jihad in Afghanistan
. The government has negotiated several peace deals with Nazir. Yet Nazir continued to provide safe have to top al Qaeda leaders and the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, despite agreeing not to do so.
Pakistan considered him a good Taliban? Well, he wasn't. But he is now.

Good riddance.

By Howie at 12:41 PM | Comments |