CIA drones killed powerful Taliban commander Maulvi Nazir in one of the most significant recent strikes.
Nazir was ‘perhaps the most prized feather in [the] cap’ of the drone programme. He led a group that focused its attention on attacking US and Afghan forces across the border in Afghanistan. He had come to an agreement with Islamabad not to attack Pakistani forces in his area of control in South Waziristan. According to a report, Nazir’s vehicle was struck as it travelled on the Birmal-Wana road.
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