Name of Organization
The Tehrik-i-Taliban Swat/Bajaur/Mohmand is an
anti-state campaign formed as an alignment of
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
Proscribed on March 15, 2013
Maulana Fazl Ullah
Maulana Fazl Ullah, became the leader of (TNSM)
after the organization was proscribed and
was imprisoned. In 2007, Fazl Ullah merged his
group with Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan and emerged
as a militant leader in Swat.
He is also known as Mullah Radio for his illegal
broadcasting of sermons and anti-government
Islamic revolution on FM Radio in Swat and
He escaped from Swat after the military
operation flushed out the Taliban in 2009.
School of thought/ Classification
group is a merger of TNSM and TTP, the
ideologies of both aligned
i.e. they endorsed violence to impose the
in Swat valley.
They wanted to enforce an Islamic judicial
system and did not believe in democracy and the
Connections & linkages
group is an alignment of TNSM and TTP.
Areas of Operation
valley, Bajaur Agency, Mohmand Agency.
Tehrik-i-Taliban Swat/Bajaur/Mohmand was formed as an
alignment of TNSM and the TTP. The framework and area of
operation remained the same as that of TNSM. Also the
financial resources, recruitment tools and demographics
are the same as that of TNSM. The information on this
can be retrieved from:
Tehrik-i-Taliban Swat/Bajaur/Mohmand is an alignment of
the TNSM and the TTP. It is a Sunni militant group that
emerged in the Swat valley to impose the Shariah law the
region and diminish democratic rule. It was against the
The group was
a merger of the TNSM and TTP in 2007 in Swat valley. It
emerged as an anti-state campaign that imposed the
Shariah law in the region. The group took over the
valley of Swat and provided law and order in the region.
In December 2007, the Pakistan military launched an
operation against the Taliban in Swat and flushed out
the terrorists in 2009. The leader of the group Maulana
Fazl Ullah escaped from Swat in 2009.
The aim of the
group was to impose Shariah and enforce an Islamic
judicial system in the region of Swat.
audience included people from Swat valley and, Bajaur
and Mohmand Agencies.
group spread its message through illegal broadcasting of
sermons and anti-state revolutionary messages through FM
TNSM is a tribal militant outfit, established in 1994,
which announced to enforce Shariah in Malakand region
and Bajaur Agency. TNSM was banned in 2002. After the
arrest of its leader Sufi Mohammad, Fazlullah became the
leader and aligned his group with TTP in 2007 on the
basis of same ideologies.
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP):
TTP is a South
Waziristan based conglomerate of various militant
outfits. Various tribal affiliations makeup for a
considerable strength within the organization, however
due to tribal frictions the relations with local
commanders remain volatile.
It has established chapters in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and
tribal areas, which are led by local commanders. The
organization is believed to have created cross-sectional
working groups with other violent extremist
organizations throughout Pakistan. These groups consist
of 10 Ė 15 members each and have assisted in expanding
the operations of the outfit. TTP has its own extremist
version of Deobandi ideology, where it justifies the use
of force and violence to enact Shariah law within the
country. It also demands Pakistani stateís
disassociation from the coalition for war on terror.
was the founder of TNSM and father-in-law to Fazlullah.
He was an active member of Jamaat-i-Islami, which he
quit in 1992. He inspired people to fight in Afghanistan
Jihad. He remained the leader of TNSM until he was
imprisoned after the proscription of TNSM.
the first four Caliphs as the rightly guided rulers who
followed the Prophet (PBUH). Sunnis believe that the
leader of the Muslim Community should be selected on the
basis of consensus and on a leaderís individual merits.
These are a
significant group of Muslims present in the
sub-continent, who adhere to the Sunni sect and follow
the ideology of Imam Abu Hanifah. The school of thought
is named after University of Deoband Dar-ul-Aloom in
India. They believe in safeguarding the teachings of
Islam, while spreading the religion through preaching. TTP
has its own extremist version of this ideology, where it
justifies the use of force and violence to enact Shariah
law within the country. It also demands Pakistani
stateís disassociation from the coalition for war on
is the body of Islam is actually "way" or "path". It is
the lawful skeleton within which the both the public and
private aspects of life are monitored for those
following Islam as their religion. Shariah deals with
all aspects of day-to-day life, including politics,
economics, banking, business law, contract law,
sexuality, and social issues. There is not a strictly
codified uniform set of laws that can be called Shariah.
It is more like a system of several laws, based on the
Qur'an, Hadith and centuries of debate, interpretation