‘Invincible’ Taleban routed in raids on border camps from Times of London reports that the vaunted Taliban may not be all their self-advertising may say - unless they are melting away to wait out NATO until they pull out of the AfPak region.
“The militant command and control centres and their caches have been dismantled or captured,” said Major-General Tariq Khan, one of the country’s most experienced commanders in the frontier war with the Taleban. “The kind of hits the leadership has taken, the casualties they have taken, the TTP [Pakistani Taleban] is no longer significant,” he said. “It has ended as a cohesive force. It doesn’t exist any more as an umbrella organisation that can influence militancy anywhere.”