Pakistan's Enemy No. 1, Dead?

Friday, August 07, 2009

Unconfirmed reports have trickled in that Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud may have been killed in a U.S. drone attack. Now, two Taliban fighters are saying that Mehsud is in fact dead and that the Taliban leaders are trying to determine which of his top deputies will replace him. The U.S. government made killing or capturing Mr. Mehsud one of its top priorities this year. He ranked as Pakistan’s enemy No. 1. For more of the story, The Takeaway turns to Jeremy Binnie, senior analyst on terrorism and insurgency at Jane's Intelligence Group.


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