At the top of the network is Sirajuddin Haqqani, who oversees the group's political and military activities and is the main liaison to the Mullah Muhammad Omar led Quetta Shura Taliban, the Taliban's leadership body (named for the capital of Pakistan's Baluchistan province). He is also one of the network's liaisons to Pakistani Taliban figures and al-Qaeda. We are getting closer to Sirajuddin and many of his now increasingly foreign fighters are falling victim to our increasing drone attacks while they try to form. I say great now get the Haqqani's so we cn close up and go home and leave Afghanistan to her own demise.
Sirajuddin still travels regularly into Afghanistan to coordinate with field commanders and occasionally to Peshawar and South Waziristan to connect with militants there. Remember Bowe Bergdhal? There are many field commanders in Afghanistan, but turnover is high because many get killed or captured. The most prominent is Mullah Sangin, who is believed to be holding Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl a captured U.S. soldier and Zakim Shah the movement's shadow governor of Khost province. Inside the Haqqani network
Jalaluddin Haqqani legendary leader who fought the Soviets and his son, Sirajuddin who directs operations are increasingly the targets of drones and now manned NATO aircraft in Pakistan as the Pakistani's have been leery to go in the area for whatever reason. Many are being killed, I heard over 80 in a week with no civilian casualties. Pakistan and the ISI increasingly turning on some of these tribes are helping us kill leaders and getting ready to go into North Waziristan. That should be fruitful and interesting heightened as long as we watch from the drones.
I wish we would quickly kill the Haqqani's, both Jalaluddin and Sirajuddin and leave the rest to Pakistan. Afghanistan is going to fall apart anyway as they are tribal whether we like it or not unless the Karzai family can hold it together with their drug money.