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Pakistan army’s reckless behavior turns ‘Good Taliban’ into ‘Bad Taliban’: Report

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

The Pakistani newspaper Dawn wrote in an analytical piece that with the resurgence of the Afghan Taliban, the forces of Hafiz Gul Bahadur, from the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), have become more daring and active.

The newspaper wrote, “Hafiz Gul Bahadur, once known as the ‘good Taliban,’ has turned into the ‘bad Taliban.'”

In the analytical piece published on Thursday, March 21, it is stated, “The ruthless tactics of the Pakistani army, besides killing Hafiz Gul Bahadur’s relatives, have helped his growing animosity towards the Pakistani government.”

Zia-ur-Rehman, the author of this analysis, citing a source, wrote: “Hafiz Gul Bahadur, due to his group’s previous cooperation with Pakistan, expected a soft treatment from the army of this country during the operation, but this expectation was in vain. His houses were destroyed, and his family displaced during the military operation.”

The source told Dawn, “Pakistan’s aggressive behavior has caused Hafiz Gul Bahadur to lean towards an anti-Pakistan position.”

The author of this analytical piece, referring to recent attacks on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, writes that the TTP has carried out several major attacks against Pakistani security forces.

The author also briefly introduces Hafiz Gul Bahadur’s life; his peace agreement with the Pakistani government in 2006 is mentioned.

The author of this analysis says this agreement ended after Pakistan’s principal operation in North Waziristan in 2014.

According to sources cited in this analysis, Hafiz Gul Bahadur’s forces have also received significant support from senior leaders of the Haqqani network.

The newspaper wrote: “According to reports, this support includes safe havens in Afghanistan, additional manpower, financial resources, and even advanced weaponry left over from American forces.”

Recently, Pakistan conducted airstrikes against Hafiz Gul Bahadur’s forces in North Waziristan and Paktika. The Afghan Taliban claim several non-combatants were killed in these operations.

Hafiz Gul Bahadur is one of the key commanders of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan who, according to Pakistan, operates in Afghanistan.

However, the Taliban reject these allegations and claim that they are not allowing any individuals or groups to use Afghan soil against neighboring countries, including Pakistan.

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