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Rare Footage of a Pakistani Taliban Leader

  • Aired: 04/14/2009
  • 02:19
  • Rating: NR
Reports are circulating that Hakimullah Mehsud, leader of the Pakistani Taliban, was killed in a drone strike in January 2012. In November 2008, FRONTLINE captured him on film for the first time. Watch him address journalists in the Orakzai tribal area in this excerpt from "Children of the Taliban."
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In 2009, FRONTLINE filmed Hakimullah Mehsud, now rumored killed by a drone strike.
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