Pakistan Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) military training
Tehrik-i-Taliban in Pakistan, alternatively referred to as the Pakistani Taliban, is a radical Islamic terrorist armed group that is an umbrella organization of various militant groups based along the Afghan–Pakistani border. Most Taliban groups in Pakistan coalesce under the TTP.
Founder: Baitullah Mehsud
Founded: December 2007
Dates of operation: December 2007 – present
Size: : 25,000 in 2014; 3,000–5,000 in Afghanistan in 2019 (according to U.S. Department of Defense);
Battles and wars: Insurgency in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Operation Zarb-e-Azb, War in Afghanistan, Syrian civil war
Among the stated objectives of Tehrik-i-Taliban is resistance against the Pakistani state. The TTP’s aim is to overthrow the government of Pakistan by waging a terrorist campaign against the Pakistan armed forces and the state.