Mehsud, Fazalullah shift their base to North Waziristan

June 21st, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Peshawar, June 21 (ANI): As the Pakistan Army intensified its offensive against the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud in South Waziristan, some highly placed sources have revealed that the warlord along with his top commander, Maulana Fazalullah, has shifted base to Mirali region of North Waziristan.

According to sources, Mehsud and Fazalullah both were hiding in South Waziristan, but sneaked into North Waziristan soon after the government announced an all out operation against them.

It has also been disclosed that Mehsud held meetings with several Al Qaeda and Afghan Taliban commanders, and is trying to shift the Taliban insurgents from Pakistan to Afghanistan.

Mehsud is being accompanied by the Taliban’s Swat chapter leader Fazalullah and several other top militant commanders in Mirali, The Nation reports.

Fazalullah was spotted in Makeen of South Waziristan before he moved into the neighbouring region.

The TTP Swat chapter spokesman Muslim Khan also visited both Mirali and Makeen regions recently to discuss the situation arising out of the military offensive in the region.

It is believed that the prior announcements made by the government about initiating an operation against Mehsud in South Waziristan, helped the TTP chief and close aides to flee from the region. (ANI)

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