Pakistan Army Calls Notorious Tehrik-i-Taliban Militants Patriots

December 1, 2008 at 3:53 pm | Posted in Current Topics, Reactions | Leave a comment
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The Pakistan Army has termed some notorious militant commanders belonging to the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, including Baitullah Mehsud and Maulvi Fazlullah, as “patriotic” Pakistanis.

These two militant commanders are fighting the Army for the last four years and have invariably been accused of terrorism against Pakistan, but in the aftermath of the Mumbai carnage has suddenly turned terrorists into patriots, The News reported.

All the main militant groups fighting in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, from South Waziristan to Bajaur and from Mohmand to the Khyber Agency, have contacted the government through different sources after the Mumbai bombings and have offered a ceasefire if the Pakistan Army also stops its operations. … more

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