A tentative truce with the Pakistan Taliban

News Today (11.11.2021)

The Pakistan Taliban emerged as an umbrella group of militant outfits in the country’s northwestern region bordering Afghanistan. As Pakistan, under pressure from the United States, carried out military operations in the tribal region from 2001-2014 to hunt for al-Qaeda and other militants who had crossed the border from Afghanistan after the 2001 NATO invasion, the local tribal groups launched an armed resistance.In 2007, this transformed into a larger platform of militants under the leadership of Baitullah Mehsud. (Read More)

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