Washington, Aug 21: US President, Barack Obama took the country's '90 per cent certainty' over Taliban Chief Baitullah Mehsud's death to a new height when he announced, 'we took out' Baitullah Mehsud on Thursday, Aug 20.
"You've got the Pakistan army for the first time fighting in a very aggressive way and that's how we took out Mehsud, the top Taliban leader in Pakistan who was also one of Osama bin Laden's key allies," Obama reportedly told a radio talk show host in a live broadcast from the White House.
The Pakistan's wing of Taliban, Tehreek-e-Taliban's chief was believed to have been killed in a drone attack on Aug 5, along with his wife and body guard. However, there was no confirmation of this.
Baitullah Mehsud was accused in many big terror attacks like the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore along with the assassination of the former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.