TTP Leadership Strives to Reverse Trend of Defections and Splintering in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Since 2014, the Tehrik-e-Taliban-Pakistan (TTP) has suffered numerous defections to the Islamic State's Wilayat Khorasan, as well as splinter groups. Under Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud, loyal commanders remain, with the group's activities also shifting to Afghanistan where the TTP was believed to have conducted suicide attacks in Ghazni province. The...
  • Since 2014, the Tehrik-e-Taliban-Pakistan (TTP) has suffered numerous defections to the Islamic State's Wilayat Khorasan, as well as splinter groups.
  • Under Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud, loyal commanders remain, with the group's activities also shifting to Afghanistan where the TTP was believed to have conducted suicide attacks in Ghazni province.
  • The remaining TTP factions face competition from their splinters, particularly in terms of funding fighters, who are allegedly partly funded by elements of Pakistan's intelligence services.

The Tehrik-e-Taliban-Pakistan (TTP) was led by a Mehsud tribesman for most of its 12-year history, from original leader Baitullah Mehsud to Hakimullah Mehsud.

Source: www.janes.com