Is Mehsud the Taliban’s Che Guevara?

The World

Hakimullah Mehsud is the new leader of the Pakistani Taliban. He’s an enemy of Pakistan and, by extension, the United States. However, to some in his own ranks he is a hero: a young Pashtun willing to stake everything on upholding the Taliban’s cause. BBC Urdu correspondent Haroon Rashid has met Hakimullah Mehsud many times and offers us a profile of the apparently charismatic young leader.

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