Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Neuer Talibanchef in Pakistan: Rache statt Friedensverhandlungen

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Tageszeitung (Berlin), 9 November 2013

Read a portrait of the new Pakistani Taleban leader Mulla Fazlullah by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig (in German). Referring to media reports that Fazullah has announced that his organisation, as revenge for the killing of his predecessor Hakimullah Mehsud, will launch an offensive against Pakistai installations and politicians, Thomas concludes that this serves US interests: It could move the reluctant Pakistani military to move against the TTP which, for its involvement in terrorist attacks on US soil, is seen as a challenge for US security. And this would bring relief for US troops in Afghanistan during their withdrawal phase; Mehsud had started sending TTP fighters over the border to support the Afghan Taleban.


Hakimullah Mehsud Mulla Fazlullah Pakistani military Pakistani Taleban Swat Taleban Tehrik-e Taleban Pakistan TNSM TTP US military Waziristan