Afghanistan's Taliban say Mullah Omar is alive and well




 
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April 6th, 2015  
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Topic: Afghanistan's Taliban say Mullah Omar is alive and well


The head of Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents, Mullah Omar, is alive and in touch with current events, the group has said in a 5,000 word document released to mark his nineteenth year of leadership. The U.S. State Department has a $10 million bounty on Mullah Omar's head and the Taliban leader has not appeared in public since the American-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. The Taliban have gained strength as foreign troops have withdrawn from Afghanistan and control swathes of rural areas, where they implement Sharia law and collect taxes.

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