Middle East

November 7, 2013

‘Butcher of Swat’ named new chief of Pakistani Taliban; ordered shooting of Malala Yousafzai

Six days after a U.S. drone strike killed the chief of the Pakistani Taliban, the terrorist organization named Mullah Fazlullah as its leader, a controversial choice that is bound to produce a bloody upsurge in militant attacks across Pakistan but that also is likely to irreversibly fracture the group.

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