Mulla Omer’s son disclosed father’s death to a group of Taliban commanders

August 1, 2015 10:12 AM

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Washington: The son of the Taliban’s supreme leader recently gathered a small group of commanders in a madrassa outside Quetta, Pakistan, and made an astonishing revelation: His father Mullah Mohammad Omar was dead, three people familiar with the episode said.

Until that day in late July, only a handful of top Taliban leaders and family members knew of his death, which the Afghan government said occurred in April 2013. But the son, Mohammad Yacoub, and others had maintained the secret to keep alive the legend of the one-eyed commander, Wall Street Journal...

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