Afghanistan's Taliban say Mullah Omar is alive and well

April 6, 2015 12:51 PM

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KABUL (Reuters) - 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.

Published on a Taliban web site on Sunday in four languages, the account addresses rumors the reclusive one-eyed leader, in hiding for over a decade, is either dead or seriously ill.

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