Waziristan Militant Leader Aleem Khan Ustad Joins Tehreek-e-Taliban — JamestownOn December 15,

Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud, the emir of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), appeared in a video released by Umar Media, the official media arm of TTP ( Umar Media, December 15). This video demonstrated a continuation of the series of mergers of Pakistani jihadist groups into TTP, which started in July 2020.

The video contains footage of the bay’ah (oath of allegiance) ceremonies of two jihadist organizations from Waziristan, Pakistan, including Mulawi Aleem Khan Ustad, and Commander Umar Azzam groups. Khan is a powerful jihadist commander who joined TTP with nine commanders and dozens of fighters ( Tribal News, November 28).

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Abdul Sayed

Abdul Sayed

I am a research analyst focusing on jihadism, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.