Pakistani Taliban Chief Baitullah Mahsud Struck Down By UAV

by Daniel Russ on August 7, 2009

UAV Scores Big Hit In Pakistan

UAV Scores Big Hit In Pakistan

Reporting from Washington and Lahore, Pakistan — Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mahsud, Pakistan’s most wanted terrorist and a staunch Al Qaeda ally, was killed in an American missile strike, a Pakistani minister confirmed Friday, dealing a severe blow to militants who have been the architects of some of Pakistan’s worst terror attacks in recent years.

Mahsud’s death represents a significant victory in the ongoing bid by Pakistan and the U.S. to eliminate the Taliban and Al Qaeda. Mahsud, believed to be 35, is aligned with Al Qaeda and is thought to be responsible for dozens of suicide bombing attacks, beheadings and killings throughout Pakistan.

Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mahsud: Formerly Alive.

Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mahsud: Formerly Alive.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-pakistan-mahsud7-2009aug07,0,5382221.story

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