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Pakistani Taliban

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The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (commonly called TTP) are a militant Islamist group in Pakistan. Like the Taliban in Afghanistan they are mostly Pashtun. They have done a number of attacks all over Pakistan.[1] The United States has classified them as a terrorist organisation. While they have a common name with the Taliban in Afghanistan, their ideas are different.[2] They also have a different leadership and their goals are different from those of the Afghan Taliban.[3]

The TTP want the Pakistani army to withdraw from Waziristan, which it occupied in 2009.

Differences between Afghan Taliban and the TTP[change | change source]

Many experts think that the common name "Taliban" for both groups is misleading.[3] Fights between the Pakistani army and the TTP have erroneously been reported as the army fighting the Afghan Taliban.[3]

The TTP acts on its own, fighting the Pakistani armed forces; Pakistan supported the Afghan Taliban in the past.[4][5][6]

The Afghan Taliban also do not take part in the fight of the TTP against the Pakistani military.[7]

The Pakistani Taliban has also been supported by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria according to a United Nations report from 2017.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bajoria, Jayshree (2010-05-06). "Shared Goals for Pakistan's Militants". Interviewed by Greg Bruno. Council on Foreign Relations. Archived from the original on 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2011-01-26.
  2. University, © Stanford; Stanford; Complaints, California 94305 Copyright. "MMP: Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan". cisac.fsi.stanford.edu. Retrieved 2021-08-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Shane, Scott (2009-10-22). "Insurgents Share a Name, but Pursue Different Goals". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-01-26.
  4. "Documents Detail Years of Pakistani Support for Taliban, Extremists". George Washington University. 2007. Retrieved 2011-07-30.
  5. "Crisis of Impunity". Human Rights Watch. 2001-07-01. Retrieved 2011-07-30.
  6. U.S. attack on Taliban kills 23 in Pakistan, The New York Times, 9. September 2008
  7. Carlotta Gall, Ismail Khan, Pir Zubair Shah and Taimoor Shah (2009-03-26). "Pakistani and Afghan Taliban Unify in Face of U.S. Influx". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-03-27.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  8. Paton, Callum (2017-08-15). "ISIS 'Outsources' Attacks to the Taliban in Afghanistan". Newsweek. Retrieved 2023-11-18.