AGE: roughly 34
OCCUPATION: Commander of Taliban forces in Waziristan
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: He nearly routed the Pakistani Army from the country's embattled northwest frontier province, establishing himself as an icon of global jihad not unlike his idol, fellow Pashtun Mullah Omar.
CON: He was accused of assassinating Pakistan Peoples Party leader Benazir Bhutto by both the former Musharraf government and the CIA an accusation he denies. He's hardly shy about bloodshed, though, having executed over a hundred tribal leaders. His Waziri-centric focus may undercut his pan-Islamic ambitions.
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