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Drone Strikes Kill Two Key TTP Militant Commanders

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  1. BHarwana

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    Two Pakistani militant commanders have been killed in separate drone strikes, Pakistani and Afghan officials say.

    A suspected U.S. drone targeted commander, Qari Abdullah Dawar as he was walking with his associate near their mountain hideout in the Tor Tangai area of North Waziristan on July 4, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.

    The slain militants were from the Gul Bahadur group, which has carried out attacks inside Afghanistan, the officials said.

    The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

    Meanwhile in Kabul, the Defense Ministry confirmed reports that a drone strike in Afghanistan’s Kunar Province had killed a key militant commander wanted in neighboring Pakistan for terrorism.

    The ministry didn’t disclose the slain militant’s name, but Pakistani media identified him as Umar Rahman Fateh, a commander and bomb-making expert that belonged to the outlawed Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), commonly known as the Pakistani Taliban.

    Pakistani media said the drone struck a compound where Fateh and several other militants had gathered for a meeting on July 3.

    Last month, a U.S. drone strike in the same Afghan province killed the TTP chief, Mullah Maulana Fazlullah, along with four of his top commanders.

    Although the TTP still stages attacks in Pakistan, it is believed to have lost control of all territory in the country in recent years due to a relatively successful army offensive.

    The group was also behind the massacre of more than 150 people – including 134 children -- at a Peshawar school in December 2014, an attack that rocked Pakistan and sparked a major counterterrorism campaign there.

    TTP militants were also blamed for a shooting attack in 2012 on Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl who has championed the rights of Pakistani girls to receive schooling.

    The United States also has accused the group of attempting to stage a car bombing in Times Square in New York in 2010.

    In March, the United States offered a $5 million reward for information on Fazlullah, saying his group had "demonstrated a close alliance with Al-Qaeda" and gave explosives training to Faisal Shahzad, the would-be Times Square bomber.
     
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  2. BHarwana

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    2 less terrorists on this earth. Great news
     
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    target was in pakistan territory , strike must have pakistani officials approval.

    that's good.
     
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    despite so called sucessfull army operation in Waziristan...the terrorist feel safe to talk a walk..something doesn't make sense..
     
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    US / CIA are killing these commanders on purpose so that they can replace them with ISIS commanders which were airlifted from Syria....Foot soldier are just mamlooks who got salary and do whatever commander said....very dangerous situation we should keep an eye over it.
     
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    Another day, another violation of Pakistan's sovereignty. As the area is not semi autonomous now and is part of Pakistani province, what's the excuse this time other than drone fired missile from Afghanistan?
     
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    The news says suspected. There was an earlier news 3 days ago which said it was an assassination so wait and watch.
     
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    It is not violation it is with consent

    They sneak in because border is not sealed
     
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    khas kam jahan pak .
     
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    Good bye, bye. They're all being taken out.
     
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    There are some concerns in north Waziristan that army isnt doing enough
     
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    Why refer to them as Tareeke Taliban Pakistani? These evil wines have waged war on Pakistan and killed thousands of Pakistanis. Surely they should be referred to as the American Taliban or Hindutva Taliban.
     
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    TTP is the official name of the organization and is referred to as such. Why not appreciate American support in taking out TTP? Renaming the organization as American Taliban show how ungrateful WE are to those who help us. This is not the character of a Muslim.

    This narrative is actually dangerous for regional security, my friend.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/28/politics/us-special-forces-isis-raid-video/index.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/09/world/asia/afghanistan-isis-leader.html



    US is/was at the forefront of operations against ISIS movement in Middle East and Afghanistan.
     
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    Why???
    Are those terrorist Hindus ?? Or American??
    It's Muslims who are killing Muslims everywhere.... And by the way these are the production of Pakistan who raised them for Afghanistan and India who are now biting Pakistan