外文标题：us drone strike kills pakistan taliban number two officials
PESHAWAR: A US drone strike killed the number two of the Pakistan Taliban, Waliur Rehman, in the North Waziristan region on Wednesday, three security officials said in what would be a major achievement in the fight against militancy.
The drone strike killed seven people, the security officials said, including Taliban deputy commander Waliur Rehman, in the first such attack since a May 11 general election in which the use of the unmanned aircraft was a major issue.
Waliur Rehman had been poised to succeed Hakimullah Mehsud as leader of the Pakistan Taliban, a senior army official based in the South Waziristan tribal region, the group’s stronghold, said in December.
Intelligence officials said that Mehsud’s brutality had turned his own subordinates against him, while the more measured Rehman had emerged as the group’s primary military strategist.
Waliur Rehman was a relatively moderate voice in the Taliban. Pretty obvious now US is trying to sabotage negotiations yet again.
@EpicFail: Can you kindly explain ‘relatively moderate’? Kills less number of people? advises to kill less number of people? suggests to use fertilizer bombs instead of instead of suicide attacks?
Alhamdulillah! Thank you my dear United States.. we appreciate eliminating these terrorists and the millions of dollar you are giving as civil aid to Pakistanis.. funding public welfare Projects, giving scholarships to our students. Thank you.
This is for those people who think that Pakistani Taliban and Afghan Taliban are different. They are all the same… and USA makes no distinction
Great strike at the heart of evil. US drones are doing what should have been the job of our army. A murderer can never be a moderate, a murderer is always an extremist!!!
Whenever Pakistani nation and government are in aggressive mode against DRONES one of high profile TTP commander got killed in an attacked to neutralize the situation.
This killing is likely to make negotiations with TTP if not impossible then very difficult. The US wants to sabotage our negotiating efforts with the TTP.
Why USA WHY?
why not Hakeem ullah Masood. Who is more Anti pakistan than Wali Ur Rehman. We were seeing peace deal with TTP, seems difficult now
To all the idiots saying he was “moderate”: Only way he was moderate in was that he believed the Taliban should mainly target the Pak Army, not others.
How dare you go against your master’s wishes?
Good! There is no such thing as a “good” taliban and a “bad”taliban. They are all a bunch of illiterate, murdering thugs for hire whose only religion is devil worshipping. Take them all out!
Every one should know that for Americans, it is business that matters the most and every thing for them including human beings are a commodity which can be disposed off when not needed. With 2014 fast approaching, Taliban and Al-Qaeda will be eliminated and so will be the case with every despotic ruler around the world, especially in the middle east.
Thank you, Drone. Keep it up, and speed it up! Next time consider those two laughing ttp leaders we usually see in media pictures.
thumbs up drones…!
Barack Obama love you .please get rid of evil from Pakistani soil
The US should know that some Pakistanis, myself included, are very grateful to them for bringing justice to these monsters
Thanks to US, these animals which have been going and killing people with impunity, are on the back foot when it comes to drones. Please wipe them out as we Pakistanis want to live in peace without the fear of these taliban. The only good taliban is a dead taliban
Those who have killed thousands of innocent people do not deserve mercy and should be killed by any means.
Good job! Get the rest of them. They are a pain in the neck.
Yes! Now take out the other 2 lunatics.
Thank you USA, God Bless America!
This must all be wrong. Drones only target the civilians and we should mourn the deaths of these innocent civilians.