Mapping the Taliban in Pakistan

Long War Journal map of the Taliban's influence in Pakistan; thumbnail (Bill Raymond) Maps produced for The Long War Journal show the extent of the Taliban’s influence and control in northwestern Pakistan. Only the first map, shown in this article, contains a legend explaining what the colours represent; subsequent maps that show the Taliban’s rapid advance towards Islamabad in this article lack that legend. The maps, which were produced 10 days apart (April 14 and 24 — this says something about how fast the situation is developing) are by Bill Raymond. Thanks to Andy Anderson for the links.

Update, April 27: Long War Journal editor Bill Roggio reports that they’ve added the legend to the two subsequent maps.