Taliban recruits in South Waziristan. They gather in a remote area along the border with Afghanistan They are training to die. The men are being trained to face the Pakistani army, one of the biggest in the world. The Pakistani Taliban, an ally of the Afghan Taliban and al Qaeda, have pledged to overthrow the government. The deputy commander of the Pakistan Taliban, who have been waging a four-year war against the government in Islamabad, said Saturday that the two sides were holding talks.