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Mullah Omar

Taliban Leader

Mullah OmarMullah Omar

Details
ImportanceVery High
LocationAfghanistan
AffiliationTaliban
RoleLeader
Full Given NameMullah Mohammed Omar
NationalityPashtun
NationalityAfghan
Date of Birth1950
Place of BirthNodeh, Kandahar, Afghanistan
GenderMale
DescriptionHair: Black. Wears beard.2
Injuries/IllnessShrapnel wound in right eye.2
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
Reliable
  • The U.S. government is offering a reward of $10 million for information leading to his capture.2
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    Possible
  • Mullah Omar reportedly opposed the Sept. 11 attacks during their planning stages, wanting al-Qaeda to concentrate on attacking the Northern Alliance and Israel.1
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    Questionable
  • There have been some reports that Omar became unhinged after the Taliban was thrown from power.
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    Sources
    1 The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 7.4.
    2 Rewards for Justice, viewed Nov. 9, 2006.
    Photos (left to right): Rewards for Justice; Rewards for Justice
     
     
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