The Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) central committee spokesman Shahidullah Shahid has issued a statement today insisting that despite previous comments, the TTP is exclusively loyal to Mullah Omar.
Shahid aimed to clarify comments yesterday in which he offered “every possible support” for ISIS in their war in Iraq and Syria, which was interpreted as the TTP getting behind the caliphate movement.
TTP leader Mullah Fazlullah had also given that impression in his own Eid speech, saying that they stand united behind ISIS, and were “proud of their victories” in the region.
The difference between support and loyalty, in this case, may ultimately be a distinction without a difference, as the TTP is not directly involved in ISIS’ war, and both have a common enemy in the United States.
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"……..only loyal to Mullah Omar"
Really now? This guy Omar has been on the lam for thirteen years now since before 9/11. When was the last time anyone expressed any concern about apprehending or killing the leader of the Taliban whom we have supposed to be fighting all these years?
Don't you find that odd?
How has he managed to avoid getting caught or worse? We have been told they killed Osama bin Laden even though Seymour Hersh has said that the story of the killing of OBL "….not one word of the story is true".
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