Dadullah (Pakistani Taliban)

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Mullah Dadullah
Not to be confused with the Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Dadullah.

Jamal Said (c. 1965 - 24 August 2012)[1] better known by the nom de guerre Mullah Dadullah[2] and also Maulana Mohammad Jamal,[3] was a senior member of the Pakistani Taliban. He was self-proclaimed Taliban leader in Pakistan's northern Bajaur Agency.[4] He was killed in a NATO airstrike in the Shigal wa Sheltan district of Afghanistan's neighbouring Kunar Province on 24 August 2012.[3][5][6][7] His deputy and ten Taliban fighters were also killed in the strike.[3]

Dadullah was a former prayer leader and then became a Taliban commander.[2] It was reported by AP that Dadullah became leader of the group after Bajur's former Pakistani Taliban leader, Maulvi Faqir Mohammed, fled to Afghanistan to avoid Pakistani army operations.[4] He was succeeded by Maulana Abu Bakr.[1][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mohmand, Mureeb (26 August 2012). "TTP confirms death of its Bajaur chief". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Walsh, Declan (25 August 2012). "NATO Says Pakistani Militant Commander Killed in Afghanistan". The New York Times (Islamabad). Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Roggio, Bill (25 August 2012). "Bajaur Taliban leader, deputy killed in airstrike in eastern Afghanistan". Long War Journal. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Senior Taliban leader among those killed in Afghanistan air strike". The Guardian. AP. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Afghan Air Strike Kills Senior Pakistani Taliban Leader". Radio Free Europe. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "ISAF Joint Command morning operational update". ISAF Joint Command. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Taliban leader Mullah Dadullah dies in Afghanistan airstrike". The Independent. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "TTP confirms Dadullah killing, names new chief of Bajaur". Khyber News. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.