Afghan Taliban appoint Mullah Omar relatives to senior jobs

April 5, 2016 2:31 PM

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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – A senior figure in the Afghan Taliban says a brother and son of their late founder, the one-eyed Mullah Mohammad Omar, have been appointed to leadership positions in the insurgency.

Mullah Gul Rahman Saleem said on Tuesday that Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, Mullah Omar's son, has been named to lead the Taliban military commission for 15 provinces.

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