Friday, August 07, 2009

On Ground Updates: Afghanistan/Pakistan - August 07, 2009

On Ground Updates:
Taliban Terrorist Commander Baitullah Mehsud Reported Killed Wednesday in US Missile Strike in Pakistan’s South Waziristan Tribal Region
Friday, August 07, 2009

The Times Of India website brings us the following good news this Friday afternoon and it starts off like this… Baitullah Mehsud, Pakistan's most feared terrorist commander who established the Taliban as a force in huge swathes and unleashed attacks across the country, was killed in a US missile attack on the house he was hiding in. Mehsud was killed along with his wife, brother-in-law and six body guards when an unmanned drone aircraft struck the house of one of his fathers-in-law in Zangara village on Wednesday…
Read the full report at link below…
US drone gets Pak Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud
Sara Carter has the following report posted up on The Washington Times website today and it goes in part like this...
…Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the reports about Baitullah Mehsud's death are correct. He said intelligence sources have confirmed that the Pakistani Taliban leader was killed by Wednesday's missile strike in the South Waziristan tribal region… "And to be 100 percent sure we are going for ground verification and once the ground verification reconfirms, which I think is almost confirmed, then we will be 100 percent sure," Mr. Qureshi said… Other Pakistani officials told The Washington Times that they have "absolutely verified" that Mehsud was killed…
Read her report in full at link below...
Pakistan says Taliban leader was killed
Pakistan Taliban Leader 'Killed'

About this News Video: Intelligence sources claim Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud has been killed by a US missile strike.
This news video posted on YouTube by itnnews

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