Syed Adnan Ali Shah Bukhari is Associate Research Fellow and Team Leader of South and Central Asia Desk at the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR), Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
Afghan Taliban insurgents received a huge setback on September 6 when one of their top operational commanders, Mullah Sangeen Zadran, was killed by a U.S. drone strike on a compound
The Bajaur chapter of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been facing displacement from their native Bajaur Agency since August, 2008 due to a Pakistani military operation named “Sherdil” (Urdu for
In a pre-dawn attack on April 15, 2012, militants belonging to the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) stormed the Bannu Central Jail in the district of Bannu in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KP).
The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) continues to grab attention due to its ever changing dynamics, whether it is its association with Al-Qaeda and attempts to conduct acts of international terrorism, or
The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)-Darra Adamkhel chapter claimed to have killed Haji Mangal Bagh, their rival and head of Taliban-styled Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) militant outfit, in a suicide attack in Tirah Valley
Coming from obscurity, Mangal Bagh Afridi rose to power and notoriety by controlling Lashkar-e-Islam (LI- the Army of Islam), the biggest and most influential militant group in Pakistan’s Khyber Agency. Khyber
While Hafiz Gul Bahadur Wazir occupies the central leadership position of the Taliban in North Waziristan, Maulana Sadiq Noor is credited for building the North Waziristan Taliban and instigating the
The North Waziristan Agency (NWA) became a vortex of foreign and local militants after they fled Afghanistan, following the post-9/11 invasion of the country led by the U.S. coalition and
Since the rise of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in 2003, dozens of its militant commanders have made strong imprints on the militant landscape in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. Qari Hussain
The Talibanization of Pakistan’s North Waziristan Agency (NWA) and South Waziristan Agency (SWA) in 2004-2006 stirred great concern within the international community with regard to Pakistan’s long-term security and increasing
Pakistan’s recent “Rah-e-Nijat” (Path to Salvation) military operation in the South Waziristan agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) has achieved tremendous success since it began on October 17.
In the wake of a controversial deal that allowed the implementation of Islamic law in Pakistan’s Swat region and the establishment of what appeared to be a de facto Taliban