Baitullah Mehsud Killed In Drone Strike

Despite a string of peace deals with the government, Mehsud set up training camps for recruits, and extended his influence into the districts of North Waziristan and Bajaur and nearby cities of Tank and Dera Ismail Khan. Taliban influence also spread from the long-troubled tribal belt stringing Afghanistan to the picturesque Swat valley to the northwest, which had been a peaceful holiday spot popular with foreigners and Pakistanis. Full Story »

Posted by Sana Saleem
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Posted by: Posted by Sana Saleem - Aug 7, 2009 - 1:26 AM PDT
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Edited by: Sana Saleem - Aug 7, 2009 - 1:26 AM PDT
Kaizar Campwala
3.6
by Kaizar Campwala - Aug. 7, 2009

A decent news report with some background on Mehsud, along with news reports from an Indian news source. See related links for other coverage.

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Fabrice Florin
3.0
by Fabrice Florin - Aug. 8, 2009

Short blog post citing reports from other publications about the death of Pakistani Taliban chief Baltullah Mehsud. There is no original reporting in this round-up, but it offers many links and embedded videos from third-parties, which together provide some context on this breaking news event. A misleading headline says 'Mehsud Confirmed Dead' - without providing any link or supporting information to back that claim.

I compared this local blog post to the New York Times coverage of this news event (see link), and found the NYT piece to be more informative and reliable than this post. However, the Pro Pakistan post offered more links and embedded videos, with diverse perspectives on this event. They complement each other well.

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Sana Saleem
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by Sana Saleem - Aug. 8, 2009
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