Fedayeen al-Islam / Hakimullah Mehsud

Hakimullah Mehsud’s first combat experience was under the leadership of Baitullah Mehsud in Afghanistan; the two were extremely close, and Hakimullah served as Baitullah’s official spokesman in 2006. Hakimullah, who hated Shiites and considered them heretics, had close links with the Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan, a pro-Taliban, anti-Shiite militant organization. As the head of the Taliban in Kurram, he fought against the Shiites and took part in sectarian clashes in Hangu district in 2007. Mehsud tribe, the largest group within the TTPTehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Mehsud GroupQari Zainuddin Mehsud Group / Abdullah Mehsud GroupShamim Mehsud GroupMehsud GroupDeath of Hakimullah Mehsud Caused Rifts with TTPHakimullah Mehsud was killed by a US drone in November 2013.  Causing a crisis developing over future leadership of the TTP. The conflict brought Mehsud’s followers led by commander Sheheryar Mehsud against supporters of Khan Said Sajna faction of the TTP.  All…

Fedayeen al-Islam / Hakimullah Mehsud, also known as Fedayan-i-Islam, Islamic Commandos, Islamic Patriots, Partisans of Islam is an active group formed c. 2009.
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