Not sure what this means: Pakistani Taliban commanders form new splinter group

“There was infighting. There had been no coordination and organization. Lack of trust was another serious problem that forced us to launch our own group.” says Ehsanullah Ehsan. Photo: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Senior leaders of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have launched a splinter group over their “frustration at internal fighting, lack of coordination and mistrust among the leaders,” a leader of the new group said on Tuesday.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Jamaatul Ahrar is the second group formed after a powerful faction of the Mehsud faction of TTP parted ways with the group few months ago.

“We have formed a new group,” former TTP spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan, who has also joined the new group, told The Express Tribune by the phone from an undisclosed location.

Explaining the reasons behind the formation of the new group, Ehsan said, “There was infighting. There had been no coordination and organisation. Lack of trust was another serious problem that forced us to launch our own group.”
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Referring to the Afghan Taliban, the spokesperson said, “Our group will work on the pattern of Afghanistan’s Islamic Emirate”…

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It was “infighting” that created the Islamic State.

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