Hakimullah Mehsud Killed: Biggest Terrorist Get Since Osama Bin Laden

US senior officials call Mehsud's death a 'gift to Pakistan', Pakistani government to begin peace talks.
1:50 | 11/02/13

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Transcript for Hakimullah Mehsud Killed: Biggest Terrorist Get Since Osama Bin Laden
What's being called the biggest terrorists get since Osama bin Laden. The mastermind behind the Pakistani Taliban responsible for thousands of deaths. Has been killed by an American drone fired missile ABC's -- nine and has the details from Washington this is a huge blow for the Taliban -- You're absolutely right got a good morning to you one source telling me some. Senior US officials are calling the -- death a gift to pocket stop providing a short window for the country to confront the group. Military leaders are calling it one of the biggest victories against an al-Qaeda ally since the death of Osama bin Laden how can -- -- -- the Pakistani Taliban leader with a five million dollar bounty on his head for years he eluded capture. But now officials tell ABC news the militant leader has been taken out. Killed in the US drone strike he was a man who led the -- the -- you order attacks on US soil. Attacks like the foiled bombing in New York's Times Square in 2010. Seen here in a video speaking out against the use of US drones alongside the man who was accused of trying to carry out the Times Square attack. We'll tell us go dramatized the movie zero dark thirty students credited with overseeing one of the worst attacks against the CI today. Yeah. The 2009 attack in Khost Afghanistan. Leading seven CIA officials dead. Since the death of the -- this is definitely one of the biggest. Hits they've had and this morning the Taliban already looking into who will replace -- The question is how long we'll take the organization he gets back on its on its feet. Missing was buried today in Waziristan reportedly -- -- is close to being -- and possibly his deputy commander. The Pakistani government and the Pakistani Taliban are expected or were expected to begin peace talks.

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