Three Taliban groups form new outfit in Waziristan

February 23rd, 2009 - 8:00 pm ICT by ANI  


WANA (Pakistan), Feb. 23 (ANI): Three Waziristan based factions of the Pakistani Taliban have announced the formation of a new outfit — Shura Ittehad-ul-Mujahideen (SIM). The decision came after heads of three Taliban factions met at a remote destination in Waziristan. The meeting included representatives of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan from South Waziristan, the Hafiz Gul Bahadur Group in North Waziristan and the Mulla Nazir Group in South Waziristan. The meeting lasted for three days and after that, the participants agreed to form the Shura Ittehad-ul-Mujahiden, an announcement said. The declaration described Mulla Omar and Osama bin Laden as their leaders, but it was unclear whether the Tehrik-e-Taliban was finished in the region. The new outfit has vowed to continue its jihad. Other Taliban leaders belonging to Bajaur, Swat and Mohmand Agency were not invited. (ANI)

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