26 Feb '13, 4pm

US adds Mullah Nazir Group, subcommander to terrorism list

The US State Department has added the Mullah Nazir Group, a Taliban subgroup based in South Waziristan, and an important deputy commander to the list of foreign terrorist entities and individuals. The designations are likely to cause friction with Pakistan, which considers the Mullah Nazir Group to be "good Taliban," despite the group's historical support of al Qaeda and attacks on US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. The group's former emir, Mullah Nazir, who was killed in a US drone strike in early January, has long supported and sheltered al Qaeda and allied terror groups. In 2011, Nazir even self-identified as an al Qaeda commander [see LWJ report, 'Good' Pakistani Taliban leader Nazir affirms membership in al Qaeda ]. Today's State Dept. designation, which confirms years of reporting by The Long War Journal , noted that the group, which is based in South Waziristan, has...

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