Islamic Emirate of Waziristan. The Taliban in Waziristan is Led by Maulavi Jalaluddin Haqqani. A War of Illusions.
Islamic Emirate of Waziristan. The Taliban in Waziristan is led by Maulavi Jalaluddin Haqqani The Taliban in Waziristan is led by Maulavi Jalaluddin Haqqani, a veteran mujahideen commander and member of the Zadran tribe, who aligned himself with the Taliban and rose to be a cabinet member of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the official name of the former Taliban government of Afghanistan). He has delegated much of the day-to-day field operation to his son, Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is said to be military commander over all the Taliban-aligned militants in the Waziristan tribal regions. Experts estimate the number of Taliban operatives at between 30,000 and 35,000 in this region.
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- 12 Nov 2010
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