Al-Qaeda seeking Mehsud's successor: TV

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 11  -- Al-Qaeda is reorganizing its activities in northwest Pakistan and wants to make its member as new chief of Pakistan Taliban after the claimed killing of Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, local TV channel reported Monday.
    According to Pakistani Interior Ministry sources, Al-Qaeda is reorganized in northwest Pakistan's tribal areas and is seeking to appoint a member as new leader of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the private TV channel DAWN News reported.

Baitullah Mehsud (R) is seen after a meeting with security forces in Sara Rogha, located in Pakistan's South Waziristan in this February 7, 2005 file photo.
Baitullah Mehsud (R) is seen after a meeting with security forces in Sara Rogha, located in Pakistan's South Waziristan in this February 7, 2005 file photo. (Xinhua/Reuters File Photo)
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    Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik also said in an interview with BBC radio that Pakistan worries that Al-Qaeda is trying to find out somebody to install him as the "chief terrorist" in that area.
    Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Monday said that the Taliban militants were on the run, the differences between them were widening and they would soon be eliminated.
    Mehsud, chief of TTP, was reportedly killed during the United States drone missile strike Wednesday in South Waziristan tribal agency.
 
 
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