Taliban Leader in Pakistan
Hakimullah Mehsud was killed by US drone strike on November 1, 2013. The US Department of Justice was offering up to a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture. Hakimullah was the commander of the Taliban in Pakistan. He operated in a region that is beyond central government control. He reportedly sponsored the attempted bombing of New York's Times Square in April 2010. The government of Pakistan was offering 50 million Pakistani Rupees for information leading to his capture or killing. Missiles from CIA drones killed his predecessor who is thought to have been the mastermind behind the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in December 2007. He described his relationship to Al-Qaeda as one of "love and affection." He vowed retaliation against the USA and Pakistan. He masterminded waves of violent suicide attacks all across Pakistan. He was born in 1981 in the Waziristan region of Pakistan. His battle skills have been fierce and greatly respected.
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