Ops and Intel up date, 08.11.09
ORAKZAI: At least 19 Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants were killed as two armed rival groups of Hakimullah Mehsud’s commanders clashed over a disputed check post in the Aa Khel area of upper Orakzai.
The groups belonging to Hakeemullah Mehsud’s faction of the TTP exchanged fire after commander Sakhi Hafiz forcibly removed guards from the Aa Khel check post.
The check post was previously under commander Ziaur Rehman's control.
Intense firing is still continuing in the area and more casualties are expected. — DawnNews
BANGKOK — A Thai court has rejected a U.S. request to extradite a Russian arms dealer dubbed the "Merchant of Death" to face terrorism charges.
Tuesday's ruling marks a setback for the United States, which used an elaborate scheme to lure Viktor Bout to Bangkok in March 2008.
Bout was arrested after U.S. agents posed as arms buyers for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, which Washington classifies as a terrorist organization.
The judge said the U.S. has 72 hours to indicate if an appeal will be filed, and, if not, Bout will be set free.
If an appeal is filed, Bout will be held pending further proceedings.
Bout has been linked to some of the world's most notorious conflicts. He has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An American missile hit the Mehsud tribal region of South Waziristan on Tuesday, claiming at least 10 lives in the same area where the leader of the Pakistani Taliban was apparently killed in a similar drone attack last week, Pakistani security officials said.
Internal power struggle among the Taliban,
the deaths and killings will trigger ancient tribal
code of revenge into action.
Taliban setting up for self destruction.
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