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Mullah Omar obituary 30.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Taliban leader who gave Osama bin Laden a haven from which to launch the 9/11 attacks Mullah Mohammed Omar’s rise from obscurity as a minor mujahideen commander to leadership of the extremist Taliban movement was meteoric, even by Afghan standards. From 1994, when he emerged as a Robin Hood figure in the post-civil war chaos of Kandahar, until his death in 2013 aged about 53, he was the Taliban’s undisputed head. Its largely unrecognised Islamic emirate ruled most of Afghanistan from 1996 until late 2001, after which Omar was not seen in public. Despite his symbolic importance to his followers, little was known of him in recent years, and his death has been announced only now. A fanatic and recluse who hardly ever met outsiders and knew little of the world at large, he was perhaps best known as the man who gave asylum to the equally fanatical Saudi Arabian founder of al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden . And it was from the safe haven of Afghanistan that Bin Laden ordered the attack on the World Trade Center in ...
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Afghan Taliban confirm death of Mullah Omar 30.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
Kabul, July 30 : The Afghan Taliban on Thursday confirmed the death of their leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, but did not say when and where he died.
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Pakistan to facilitate Afghan-Taliban second round talks 30.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
Islamabad, July 30 : Pakistan is slated to facilitate the second round of talks between the Afghanistan government and Taliban, it was announced on Thursday.
Afghan Taliban indicate pullout of peace talks in Pakistan 30.7.2015 L.A. Times - World News
The Afghan Taliban, who have been fighting to topple the Kabul government for almost 14 years, said Thursday they were "not aware" of a new round of peace talks due the following day in Pakistan - a statement indicating the group may be pulling out of the negotiations.
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Afghan Taliban indicate pullout of peace talks in Pakistan 30.7.2015 Hindu: News
The Afghan Taliban, who have been fighting to topple the Kabul government for almost 14 years, said on Thursday they are “not aware” of a new round of peace talks due the following day in Pakistan...
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Drone strike kills 20 members of IS group: Afghan official 30.7.2015 Hindu: News
An Afghan official says two separate drone strikes in an eastern province bordering Pakistan have killed 20 militants affiliated with the Islamic State group. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, spokesman f...
US calls reports of Mullah Omar's death 'credible' 30.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
Washington, July 30 : President Barack Obama's administration has called reports about the death of Taliban leader Mullah Omar "credible".
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Taliban say they are 'not aware' of new round of peace talks 30.7.2015 AP Top News
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan Taliban, who have been fighting to topple the Kabul government for almost 14 years, said on Thursday they are "not aware" of a new round of peace talks due the following day in Pakistan - a statement indicating the group may be pulling out of the negotiations....
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Confusion reigns over Mullah Omar’s death 30.7.2015 Asian Age: Editorial
The Pakistan military establishment have had the top Taliban leaders under wraps, and have revealed one or another of them according to expediency at one time or another The Pakistan military establishment have had the top Taliban leaders under wraps, and have revealed one or another of them according to expediency at one time or another Rumours of the death of the Afghanistan Taliban’s one-eyed iconic leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, have swirled in the recent past, but nothing could be said one way or another considering that he has not been sighted since 2001 when the Taliban were ousted from power in Afghanistan and went to shelter in Pakistan. Mullah Omar and his senior colleagues were widely believed to be kept under tight control in Quetta. One thing was clear, however. The Pakistan military establishment have had the top Taliban leaders under wraps, and have revealed one or another of them according to expediency at one time or another. In the past week, the narrative of Mullah Omar’s demise has ...
Elusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago, says Afghan govt 30.7.2015 Telegraph: International
Afghanistan said today that Mullah Omar, elusive leader of the Taliban movement behind an escalating insurgency against the government in Kabul, died more than two years ago.
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Confusion reigns over Mullah Omar’s death 30.7.2015 Asian Age: Editorial
The Pakistan military establishment have had the top Taliban leaders under wraps, and have revealed one or another of them according to expediency at one time or another The Pakistan military establishment have had the top Taliban leaders under wraps, and have revealed one or another of them according to expediency at one time or another Rumours of the death of the Afghanistan Taliban’s one-eyed iconic leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, have swirled in the recent past, but nothing could be said one way or another considering that he has not been sighted since 2001 when the Taliban were ousted from power in Afghanistan and went to shelter in Pakistan. Mullah Omar and his senior colleagues were widely believed to be kept under tight control in Quetta. One thing was clear, however. The Pakistan military establishment have had the top Taliban leaders under wraps, and have revealed one or another of them according to expediency at one time or another. In the past week, the narrative of Mullah Omar’s demise has ...
IS readying for attack on India: US report - The Hindu 30.7.2015
IS readying for attack on India: US report The Hindu Islamic State, the jihadist militants controlling tracts of territory in Syria and Iraq, are planning to “trigger a war in India to provoke an Armageddon-like end of the world scenario” and to this end, “preparations” for an attack on Indian soil are ...
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Taliban leader Mullah Omar, reclusive in life and death 30.7.2015 AP Top News
Mullah Mohammad Omar, the secretive head of the Taliban and an al-Qaida ally who led a bloody insurgency against U.S.-led forces, eluded capture for more than a decade in spite of being one of the most-hunted fugitives on Earth....
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How One Decision By Mullah Omar Sealed The Fate Of Afghanistan 30.7.2015 Think Progres

"Osama bin Laden's presence is like a chicken bone stuck in my throat. I can neither spit him out nor swallow him," Mullah Omar is believed to have said soon after 9/11.

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Afghan government says Taliban chief died two years ago (Third Lead) 29.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
Kabul, July 29 : The Afghan government on Wednesday evening said Taliban leader Mullah Omar died in 2013 in Pakistan -- the news coming ahead of the second round of peace talks between Afghan officials and Taliban representatives in Pakistan on Friday.
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Taliban's Mullah Omar died two years ago: Afghan intelligence 29.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
Kabul, July 29 : Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar died two years ago in Pakistan and his death was kept secret to avoid demoralisation of Taliban militants, an Afghan intelligence agency said on Wednesday.
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Explainer: The prospects for peace in Afghanistan 29.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Less than a month after a historic first meeting, representatives of the Taliban and the Afghan government are due to sit down again Friday in Pakistan amid reports that the insurgent group's supreme leader is dead.
IS planning to attack India: report 29.7.2015 Hindu: International
The intention is to provoke a confrontation with the United States
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Afghanistan examining claim Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has died 29.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
The Afghan government said Wednesday that it was investigating reports that Mullah Mohammad Omar, the Taliban leader who has not been seen publicly for more than a decade, was dead.
Pak police says banned militant outfit's commander arrested in Peshawar 29.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
Karachi, July 29 : Pakistan police on Wednesday said that they have arrested the commander of a banned militant outfit in Peshawar.
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