South Waziristan Agency
Sporadic clashes are still taking place between the TTP militants and the Pakistani army in South Waziristan Agency. According to FRC sources Taliban militants affiliated with TTP attacked a check post of Pakistan army in Dray Dhaki area of Tehsil Ladha on 16th April 2011 at night. TTP militants claim to have killed three Pakistani soldiers during the attack on the check post. Pakistani army claims that it has killed four TTP militants in the retaliatory fire. Both claims could not be verified by independent sources.
On 18th April a vehicle of Pakistani army was damaged in an IED explosion planted by the militants on the Tank Jundola road. Three soldiers are said to be wounded in the attack. This is the first attack on Pakistan army vehicle in Tank in the past one year.
On 15th April a Jirga of Mahsud tribal elders took place in Tank with the Political Administration of South Waziristan Agency and officers of Pakistan army. During the Jirga it was decided that six hundred IDPs families would return back to their homes and villages in the area of Barwand in South Waziristan Agency. The repatriation process of the six hundred IDPs families would start from 30th April.
The political administration assured the Mahsud Tribal Jirga that the returning IDPs would be provided all the basic necessities like food, money, and house building materials to rebuilt their houses destroyed in the military operation and last year rains and floods in the Agency.
North Waziristan Agency
According to FRC sources Sadiq Noor an important and powerful Taliban commander in North Waziristan Agency is said to have circulated a pamphlet in Mir Ali and Miranshah areas of North Waziristan Agency announcing that Sadiq Noor group has expelled commander Aryana whose real name is Saeed Duar and some other Taliban commanders has been expelled from Sadiq Noor group and from now on Sadiq Noor group is not responsible for any action of Aryana and the commanders which has been expelled from the group. The reason of their expulsion from the group has not been mentioned in the pamphlet.
Sadiq Noor men also made announcements in Qari Masjid Miranshah Bazaar informing people that Aryana and some other local Taliban militants commanders affiliated with Sadiq Noor group have been expelled from the group due to some differences.
Saeed Duar alias Aryana was considered Sadiq Noor right hand in North Waziristan Agency and he used to run all the affairs of the group on Sadiq Noor behalf in Miranshah and Mir Ali in North Waziristan Agency.
The sudden expulsion of Commander Saeed Duar alias Aryana from Sadiq Noor group indicates that differences do exist in different Taliban groups operating in North Waziristan Agency.