Baitullah faces challenge from emerging tribal rival (Qari Zainnudin Mehsud)

  • Pakistani Taliban under pressure from tribal rival!!!

    His new adversary, Qari Zainuddin Mehsud, has joined forces with another splinter group and has dispatched his men to cut off Baitullah's movements and foment a popular uprising against him.

    "I think Baitullah Mehsud is feeling constrained by this," says Mahmood Shah, Pakistan's former security chief of this lawless border region known as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Zainuddin remains less organized than Baitullah, says Mr. Shah, but he is gaining in momentum and popularity among the local fighters.

    Yet Zainuddin does have the potential to keep Baitullah busy with a serious showdown. A Pakistani intelligence official estimates Zainuddin's strength at about 2,000 to 3,000 fighters, while Baitullah, who until recently had the support of 10,000 to 13,000, these days is losing men.

  • I guess our forces are making one more power group, i hope that this group will stay under their control.

  • If US can killed NAIK MOHAMMAD in a missile attack . why cant he attack on BAITULLAH MEHSUD??????

  • Talibs have destroyed tribal culture by targeting Tribal elders, so this is a genuine uprising which needs to be supported in a way that it doesn't get out of hands later on.

    Too early to say anything but these tribal people can resist them in much more efficient way than our ARMY.

  • My Prediction:

    Eventually these two groups will Merge together after some fierce fighting. This is how Tribal People function. I personally think that the only way we can achieve to defeat Talibaans is by the suggestions I discussed before.