In a letter to Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani Taliban leader Adnan Rasheed said he wished he could have prevented the October attack that landed her in a hospital in Britain last year. He urged her to return to Pakistan and to school there.
Nine insurgents were killed in Pakistan this weekend, in two separate military operations. A US drone strike and an operation by the Pakistan Air Force targeted the mountainous tribal region which borders Afghanistan.
The young Pakistani girl is a model for the global struggle against the anti-women Taliban. With Obama weighing troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Malala's speech to the UN today gives reasons to finish the job.
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