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Wali-ur-Rehman (C), deputy Pakistani Taliban leader, who is flanked by militants speaks to a group of reporters in Shawal town, that lies between North and South Waziristan region in the northwest bordering Afghanistan July 28, 2011. REUTERS/Saud Mehsud

Wali-ur-Rehman (C), deputy Pakistani Taliban leader, who is flanked by militants speaks to a group of reporters in Shawal town, that lies between North and South Waziristan region in the northwest bordering Afghanistan July 28, 2011. REUTERS/Saud...more

Wali-ur-Rehman (C), deputy Pakistani Taliban leader, who is flanked by militants speaks to a group of reporters in Shawal town, that lies between North and South Waziristan region in the northwest bordering Afghanistan July 28, 2011. REUTERS/Saud Mehsud
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Wali-ur-Rehman, deputy Pakistani Taliban leader, speaks to a group of reporters in Shawal town, that lies between North and South Waziristan region in the northwest bordering Afghanistan July 28, 2011. REUTERS/Saud Mehsud

Wali-ur-Rehman, deputy Pakistani Taliban leader, speaks to a group of reporters in Shawal town, that lies between North and South Waziristan region in the northwest bordering Afghanistan July 28, 2011. REUTERS/Saud Mehsud

Wali-ur-Rehman, deputy Pakistani Taliban leader, speaks to a group of reporters in Shawal town, that lies between North and South Waziristan region in the northwest bordering Afghanistan July 28, 2011. REUTERS/Saud Mehsud
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Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud (C) sits with other militants in South Waziristan in this still file image taken from a October 4, 2009 video. REUTERS/Reuters TV

Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud (C) sits with other militants in South Waziristan in this still file image taken from a October 4, 2009 video. REUTERS/Reuters TV

Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud (C) sits with other militants in South Waziristan in this still file image taken from a October 4, 2009 video. REUTERS/Reuters TV
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A mosque of Hakimullah Mehsud, a ruthless commander who has led the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for the last three years, is seen in the foreground in this aerial view over Makeen, about 50 km (31 miles) north of Wana November 29, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

A mosque of Hakimullah Mehsud, a ruthless commander who has led the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for the last three years, is seen in the foreground in this aerial view over Makeen, about 50 km (31 miles) north of Wana November 29, 2012....more

A mosque of Hakimullah Mehsud, a ruthless commander who has led the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for the last three years, is seen in the foreground in this aerial view over Makeen, about 50 km (31 miles) north of Wana November 29, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
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