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Death of Taliban Leader Mullah Mohammad Omar Confirmed by Afghan Officials

posted on July 29, 2015

In The Washington Post, Pamela Constable and Brian Murphy report that Afghanistan’s intelligence agency confirmed Wednesday that the Taliban’s longtime leader Mullah Omar died in a Karachi hospital in April 2013. The news comes after two years of statements from the Taliban’s official spokesmen, denying Omar’s death, and precedes a “scheduled session of peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government seeking to end 14 years of fighting,” Constable and Murphy write. “Omar’s death could complicate the peace bid amid potential succession battles within the Taliban.”

Read at The Washington Post