- Human rights remedies — Media — Terrorism — Military assistance — Armed conflict, international — Armed conflict, non-international — Belligerence — Armed forces
This chapter provides an overview of the ongoing armed conflict in Pakistan between the government and the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP/Pakistani Taliban) and other TTP splinter groups such as Haqqani network, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Jundallah, al-Qaeda, the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU). It presents key casualty date gathered by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) and local and international media outlets. All parties to the conflict are bound by customary international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights law. The roots of the TTP as an organization began in 2002 when the Pakistani military conducted incursions into the tribal areas to combat foreign (Afghan, Arab and Central Asian) militants fleeing from the war in Afghanistan. Later, various tribal groups joined together to form the core of the TTP. Overall, in 2014 in Pakistan there were 4,070 fatalities from terrorism-related activities, mostly coming from the TTP.