UPDATE (August 27, 2010): The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan confirmed in a video produced by its media wing, Jundullah Studios, that Yuldashev was killed last year.
North and South Waziristan is a key base for a number of militant groups, chief among them the various Pashtun groups and confederations such as Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan (TTP; Taliban Movement of Pakistan) and the militia commanded by Mullah Nazir Ahmad. It is widely believed that Al-Qa'ida Central's (AQC) senior leaders are also based in Waziristan. The former AQC general commander of Khurasan (Afghanistan), Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, was killed in a drone missile strike in North Waziristan in late May.
TTP maintains ties and alliances with a number of other groups, including AQC and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), a group composed of several thousand fighters that was led by Tahir Yuldashev, who is also known as Muhammad Tahir "Farouq," who was killed last year. The stills in this post were taken from a video released last year by the IMU's media outlet, Jundullah (God's Soldiers) Studios. It shows Yuldashev meeting with TTP's leader, Hakimullah Mehsud.
Muhammad Tahir "Farouq," Tahir Yuldashev,former leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan