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Latest Mohammed Omar Items
The Army psychiatrist on trial for killing 13 people in a mass shooting on Fort Hood in 2009 said during testimony Tuesday that he thought he was protecting Taliban leadership in Afghanistan from the U.S. military.
The State Department has put a $10 million bounty on the Pakistan-based founder of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, a militant group that has ties to al Qaeda and carried out the 2008 attack in India that left 166 people dead, including six Americans.
Before retiring last week, Adm. Mike Mullen made 27 trips to Pakistan as chairman of the Joint Chiefs that convinced him he had established a close personal relationship with his opposite number, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani - only to conclude in farewell interviews that he is still baffled by the world's most complex - and dangerous - situation.
The Taliban in Afghanistan insisted Wednesday that their leader Mullah Mohammed Omar was alive, saying a text message and Internet posting announcing his death were fake.
The Taliban denied a report in the Afghan press that the insurgent group's leader had been killed in neighboring Pakistan, saying Monday that Mullah Mohammad Omar is alive in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan's most-popular private news network reported Monday that Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been killed in Pakistan, reports that the Islamist militant movement denied.
Osama bin Laden established close bonds with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. Al Qaeda ("the Base") was set up by bin Laden to keep track of volunteers flocking in from all over the Arab world to fight the Soviets.
A former Pakistani spy who helped the Taliban rise to power in Afghanistan has died in militant captivity 10 months after he was seized in northwest Pakistan, a top official said Monday.
Gen. David H. Petraeus, the U.S. and NATO supremo in Afghanistan, is as well-versed in the history of major post-world-war insurgencies as anyone alive today. From Lawrence of Arabia to Mao's and Tito's guerrilla triumphs to France's 16 years of defeats in Indochina and Algeria, Gen. Petraeus knows it all - and then some.