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Mullah Nazir's death a 'major development': US
[Dawn] The Pentagon welcomed reports Thursday that a prominent Pak warlord was killed in a drone strike, saying his death would represent a "major development."

Local officials in Pakistain said Mullah Nazir, the main orc commander in South Wazoo, was taken out when an unmanned US aircraft fired two missiles at his vehicle.

But a Pentagon front man could not confirm the account.

"If the reports are true, then this would be a significant blow, and would be very helpful not just to the United States but also to our Pak partners," front man George Little told news hounds.

Nazir sent bully boyz to Afghanistan to wage war on NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
-led troops and operated out of the tribal zone where faceless myrmidons linked to the Taliban and al Qaeda have bases on the Afghan border.

Pak officials said the drone strike on Wednesday killed Nazir and five of his loyalists, including two senior deputies.

Nazir, one of the highest-profile drone victims in recent years, had a complicated relationship with the Pak government, having agreed to a peace deal with Islamabad in 2007. Pak officials had hoped he could counter Pak Taliban bully boys.

He was understood to be close to the Al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network, a faction of the Afghan Taliban blamed for some of the most high-profile attacks in Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan in recent years.

"This is someone who has a great deal of blood on his hands," Little said. "This would be a major development."

Washington has long urged Islamabad to crack down on the Haqqani network without success.
Posted by:Fred

#2  With bodyguards like the guy on the right, it was only a matter of time anyway.
Posted by: Dopey Sinatra9196   2013-01-04 19:04  

#1  Sorry, but I'm still waiting for Ayman andor Mullah Omar, Other to publicly confirm.

Posted by: JosephMendiola   2013-01-04 19:01