March 6th, 2012
09:45 AM ET

Taliban demoted for talking to Pakistan

By Shaan Kahn

The Pakistani Taliban has removed its second in command from his post and demoted him to the rank of regular fighter, a spokesman said late Monday, accusing him of holding unauthorized talks with the Pakistani government.

A meeting of nine senior Pakistani Taliban members on Friday approved the removal of the deputy commander, Maulvi Faqir Mohammed, said Ihsanullah Ihsan, a spokesman for the organization.

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  1. Ranger830

    They dont want peace! They only strive to perpetuate their form of radical Islam! At any cost! How the islamic world stands behind these guys is beyond rational logic! Jihad is no good for Islam (fact). What has jihad brought to the Islamic world besides death and destruction?You want us out? Put down the weapons and walk away! Nahhh that would make to much sense! Job security the way I see it idk! RLTW.......We are always watching wink wink!!!!!!

    March 6, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Reply

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