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Five-year-old footage of Mullah Mohammed Omar (center) rallying his Taliban troops in Kandahar, Afghanistan, was found in the BBC's vaults and aired in 2009. (Associated Press/BBC TV) ** FILE **

Five-year-old footage of Mullah Mohammed Omar (center) rallying his Taliban troops in Kandahar, Afghanistan, was found in the BBC's vaults and aired in 2009. (Associated Press/BBC TV) ** FILE **

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