The Shura-e-Murakeba consists of four major Taliban groups that operate in Pakistan's tribal areas. The four groups that make up the alliance are the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, which is led by Hakeemullah Mehsud and his deputy, Waliur Rehman Mehsud; Hafiz Gul Bahadar's group; Mullah Nazir's group; and the Haqqani Network. Operating along the Afghan-Pakistani border to create a new alliance to battle the US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. The members of the Shura-e-Murakeba agreed to cease attacks against Pakistani security forces, refocus efforts against the US, and end kidnappings and other criminal activities in the tribal areas. In 2009 a similar group called The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan was formed by uniting more than 40 local jihadist groups in Pakistan's tribal areas, but it dissolved after a joint Taliban and al Qaeda delegation failed to get Baitullah Mehsud to back off from attacking the Pakistani state, and the alliance fell apart…
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