34 Taliban dead; Waziristan update

Thirty Four more Taliban are dead, and I fully expect this trend to contiinue. As reported here previously there are large groups of expatriate Taliban moving out of Pakistan with their families, so there are bound to be more clashes as the returning Taliban try to re-establish inside Afghanistan.

The Taliban also appear splintered, and there are separate, un-coordinated efforts underway in three separate regions, as if an axis had shifted, or as if a leadership vacuum had formed. It could just be that the real leadership is incommunicado, underground, or on the move. The Taliban returning appear now to be poorly armed and equipped as well compared to past encounters.

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