Qari Zainuddin Mehsud Group / Abdullah Mehsud Group

Qari Zainuddin Mehsud also spelled Mehsood aka Qari Zain, was a citizen of Pakistan, a member of the Mehsud tribe, and a leader of a Taliban faction in South Waziristan. Pakistan's Daily Times described him as the "self-appointed successor of Taliban commander Abdullah Mehsud", although he feuded with Baitullah Mehsud over leadership of the Pakistani Taliban. In the months before his assassination, the Pakistani government unofficially supported Zainuddin as a counter to BaitullahMEHSUD TRIBE, THE LARGEST GROUP WITHIN THE TTPTehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Mehsud GroupFedayeen al-Islam / Hakimullah MehsudShamim 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…

Qari Zainuddin Mehsud Group / Abdullah Mehsud Group, also known as Zainuddin Group, Abdullah Group, Abdullah Mehsud Group is an active group formed c. 2009.
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