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Another report with other evidence of the Pakistani Taliban leader's death...
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Evidently, two Taliban potential successors got into an argument and a gun fight over who would succeed the previous leader.
Reportedly, killing each other...
Hmmmm...... I wonder what would happen if Pres. Obama were to die in office and we gave both Reid and Pelsoi a couple of 9mms.....
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Hmmmm...... I wonder what would happen if Pres. Obama were to die in office and we gave both Reid and Pelsoi a couple of 9mms.....
"They'd shoot themselves accidentally at the same time" is my guess...
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"They'd shoot themselves accidentally at the same time" is my guess...

I think they would go after Biden first.....
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Another report with other evidence of the Pakistani Taliban leader's death...
msnbc.com Video Player

Evidently, two Taliban potential successors got into an argument and a gun fight over who would succeed the previous leader.
Reportedly, killing each other...
If this is true, and while engaged in pursuit of the killing of infidels they kill each other instead, wonder if they still get the virgins?

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If this is true, and while engaged in pursuit of the killing of infidels they kill each other instead, wonder if they still get the virgins?

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As long as they kill each other who cares....

Just a update.....Dozens die in militant battle in NW Pakistan

By ISHTIAQ MAHSUD and ELENA BECATOROS, Associated Press Writers Ishtiaq Mahsud And Elena Becatoros, Associated Press Writers – 20 mins ago

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan – Fierce clashes between Taliban fighters and those loyal to a pro-government warlord killed at least 70 people Wednesday, intelligence officials said, a week after a CIA drone reportedly killed the top Taliban leader in Pakistan.

The battles pitched Taliban militants against followers of tribal warlord Turkistan Bitani on the fringes of the South Waziristan border region, where U.S. and Pakistani officials believe Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud died in a missile strike on Aug. 5.

Pakistan's army sent in helicopter gunships as reinforcements to pound about 300 Taliban fighters attacking Bitani's mountain stronghold, two intelligence officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

The fighting raged for five hours, with militants using rockets, mortars and anti-aircraft guns against Bitani's village of Sura Ghar, the officials said. They said wireless intercepts from the area showed at least 70 people — including one woman in the village — were killed. Ten of the dead were from Bitani's stronghold, the officials said, while the rest were militants.

It was impossible to independently confirm the death toll, as the fighting was taking place in a remote mountainous area that is off-limits to journalists.

Bitani put the casualty figure higher, telling The Associated Press that about 90 fighters were killed and 40 houses destroyed.

The fighting followed days of confusion and competing claims over Mehsud's fate. While U.S. and Pakistani officials say they are almost certain he is dead, Taliban commanders insist he is alive.

Neither side has produced any evidence, and since the claims of Mehsud's death, both the Taliban and the Pakistani government have been waging competing propaganda campaigns over the state of the Taliban's leadership.

Days after the missile strike, Interior Minister Rehman Malik claimed a Taliban meeting to choose Mehsud's successor degenerated into a gunbattle between the leading contenders — Waliur Rehman and Hakimullah Mehsud — and that one of the two was dead.

Bitani made similar claims, saying there had been a gunfight at the meeting, known as a shura — although he had said both Rehman and Hakimullah Mehsud were dead.
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As Jerry Clower would say, "Whoo-eee! Knock 'em out, John! "

Or in this case Barry.
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Now if we get the Opium under contol we might win as they are using it and will get strung out. Mindless fools.....As it has to be next to pure... But it is no cake walk for our troops...........

As Marines push into Afghan town, fire from '360'

By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU, Associated Press Writer Alfred De Montesquiou, Associated Press Writer – 1 hr 37 mins ago

DAHANEH, Afghanistan – U.S. aircraft and missiles pounded Taliban mountainside positions around Dahaneh on Thursday as Marines pushed through mudbrick compounds searching for militants in the second day of fighting to seize this strategic southern town.

Also in the south, four NATO service members — three British and one American — were killed in separate explosions Thursday, military officials said.

August's casualty count is likely to surpass the record 75 deaths U.S. and NATO troops suffered in July, the deadliest month for the international force in the nearly eight-year war. The violence comes as Afghans prepare to vote in Aug. 20 presidential elections.

U.S. Marines launched a major assault Wednesday against Taliban forces in Dahaneh, a town of 2,000 people that controls major trade routes in the northern part of Helmand, the southern province that has become center stage in the war.

By Thursday evening, the Marines and Afghan troops had managed to take about half the town, with Taliban resistance tougher than expected.

As sporadic clashes continued in Dahaneh, Marine Cobra attack helicopters fired rockets at Taliban positions in the nearby mountains where militants were believed firing at troops in the town.

Later, U.S. A-10 fighter-bombers fired multiple rounds into the barren, rocky cliffs overlooking what the Marines call "Hell's Pass," the entrance into the Now Zad valley, and U.S. surface-to-surface missiles, fired from the main Marine base, pounded the hillsides.

Meanwhile in the town, Marines came under heavy machine gun fire as they moved through the streets and alleyways.

"It's coming at us 360 degrees, but we knew they'd try to surround us," said Cpl. Kilani Garber of Middleville, Mich., as the troops ducked for cover.

As they moved through parts of the town abandoned by the Taliban, Marines kicked down or detonated the doors of several compounds from where insurgents were seen firing during the opening day of the assault. In one compound, troops found numerous empty Kalashnikov bullet casings and a few used heroin syringes.
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Suicide bomber in Pakistan's Swat kills 5

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ISLAMABAD — A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a checkpoint in Pakistan's northwestern Swat Valley, killing at least five people Saturday in a reminder that extremists can still strike despite the military's retaking of the area, police said.

It was the first suicide attack in Swat since July, when the government said its forces had mostly driven out the Pakistani Taliban from the one-time tourist area in its largest offensive against the militants in years. Hundreds of thousands of the roughly 2 million people who fled the area during the fighting have been returning amid tight security.

A day earlier, Swat residents who had come home staged celebrations of Pakistan's independence day, waving flags and beating drums in a government-sponsored show of normalcy. In some places, women danced in the streets — an act of defiance, since the hard-line Islamist Taliban banned women from public during their rule over the valley.
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