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Maulana Fazlullah chosen as new Pakistan Taliban leader

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The Pakistani Taliban Thursday elected Maulana Fazlullah as their new leader, the militants' interim chief said.

Fazlullah led the Taliban's brutal two-year rule in Pakistan's northwest Swat valley in 2007-2009 before a military operation retook the area.

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