Taliban Warns Pakistan to Withdraw Forces Or Face All Out War
After taking a break in terror activities after the passing of Benazir Bhutto, the Tehrick-i-Taliban group warned the Pakistani government to withdraw troops or face all out war.
ADN Kronos reported:
The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan – a group of pro-Taliban militants in Pakistan – has given the government another two days to end the military operation in the north-western valley of Swat and pull out all security personnel from the area.
The militants warned that they will expand their actions from the tribal area of Waziristan to Kohistan and other parts of Pakistan if their demand is not met.
Maulvi Omar, a spokesman for the organisation, told the Pakistani daily Dawn by telephone on Wednesday that an earlier deadline for the withdrawal of troops had lapsed on 15 December, but they did not resume their activities because the entire nation was in mourning following the tragic death of former prime minister and opposition leader Benazir Bhutto on 27 December.
“Now we extend the deadline for two days and ask the government to withdraw troops and halt the operation in Swat. Otherwise, we will attack the government everywhere and it will be an all-out war,” he warned.
You have to admit, it was nice of them to mourn the passing of former Prime Minister Bhutto before they waged their war against the government.