Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)
Pakistani supporters of the Afghan Taliban transformed themselves into a fighting force after the Pakistani army's incursion into tribal areas in the northwestern part of the country to hunt down foreign militants, which began in July 2002. By 2004, several rebel tribal groups were battling the military. In December 2007, some 13 disparate militant groups gathered under the umbrella of the TTP. Militant commander Baitullah Mehsud from South Waziristan was named leader and emir. By this...
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