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Chevalier Of The Undead

Charisma, daredevilry and a readiness to massacre combine in the man Pakistan wants dead

Chevalier Of The Undead
Chevalier Of The Undead
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Sand Model FATA

  • Waziristan is located in the northwest of Pakistan and borders Afghanistan. It’s one of the seven agencies comprising FATA.
  • S. Waziristan, one of the two administrative divisions of Waziristan, is the stronghold of Al Qaeda-linked Islamic terrorist groups, now under the TTP banner
  • TTP now led by Hakimullah Mehsud
  • Under US pressure, the Pakistan army has launched Operation Rah-e-Nijat (salvation) in South Waziristan
  • 30,000 soldiers and the air force are taking part in what is described as “the mother of all battles”
  • Military commanders say the action could take 8-12 weeks

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Journalist Syed Shoaib Hasan still breaks out in a cold sweat at the memory of his meeting with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Hakimullah Mehsud in the autumn of 2007. Hasan was among four journalists TTP fighters had taken to their stronghold of South...

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