The Pendleton Panther

Seven More Taliban Leaders in Custody

Posted on: February 24, 2010

The list of wanted Taliban leaders is now seven names shorter.   After Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was captured in Pakistan last week, a combined Allied and Pakistani effort to root out the remaining 15 terrorist leaders heading the Afghan Taliban succeeded in reducing the number of targets to eight.  All seven captures were made either by or with the help of Pakistani police, showing that the crackdown on Taliban activity in Pakistan that the US has sought is coming to fruition.  This blow to the leadership council is expected to be very damaging to the Taliban in the short run and may have long term consequences depending on who assumes command of the weakened organization.  In the meantime, however, Pakistan is just that much safer.  A Taliban spokesman claims that all arrests are fictional and nothing more than propaganda, but it’s hard to argue with pictures like this.

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