mullah omar

war and conflict

Afghanistan Says the Taliban's Top Chief Is Dead After a US Drone Strike in Pakistan

The Taliban has not issued a statement to confirm or deny that Mullah Akhtar Mansour is dead, but Afghan officials said the US attack was successful.
Reuters and VICE News
5.22.16
war and conflict

The US Just Tried to Kill the Leader of the Taliban With an Airstrike

The Pentagon said an airstrike in a remote area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region targeted Mullah Akhtar Mansour, but his death has not been confirmed.
VICE News
5.21.16
war and conflict

Taliban Takes Credit for Blowing Up Afghan Helicopter in Video Announcing New Offensive

The release of the video comes just three days after the militant group declared the beginning of its fighting season — the time of year when the snow melts and Taliban fighters move to expand their territory.
VICE News
4.15.16
conflict and war

Taliban Meeting Allegedly Devolves Into Gunfight, Leading to Reports That Its Leader is Dead

Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been seriously wounded in Pakistan in a shootout between senior members of the Islamist movement, Taliban sources said, but the group's main spokesman dismissed their report as "baseless."
تجربة
12.3.15
enduring freedom

Two NATO Soldiers Killed by Men Wearing Afghan Military Uniforms

Attacks by Afghan troops on foreign soldiers have long been a major problem, but have declined in recent years. Wednesday's killings mark the first such attack since the Taliban's bitter leadership battle.
VICE News
8.26.15
enduring freedom

New Taliban Leader Allegedly Disavows Peace Process in Audiotape

Mullah Muhammad Akhtar Mansoor dismisses reports of a peace process as "propaganda" and calls for unity among the Taliban, even as some of the group’s highest-ranking members dispute his ascension.
Tessa Stuart
8.1.15
enduring freedom

The Taliban Names New Leader as It Distances Itself From Peace Talks

The Taliban distanced itself from ongoing peace talks with the Afghan government Thursday, amid reports that it has named a successor to deceased leader Mullah Omar.
John Beck
7.30.15
Afghanistan

Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Is 'Dead'

It is being reported today that elusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead. A Taliban spokesperson told VICE News that he couldn't confirm anything at this time, but that the group would respond shortly.
VICE News
7.29.15
Cia

Robert Grenier: The VICE News Interview

VICE News interviews the former CIA official who designed America’s war in Afghanistan.
VICE News
4.24.15
VICE News

Official Biography Claims Taliban Founder Is Still Alive and Ready to Rule Afghanistan Again

The Taliban recently published an official biography of Mullah Omar, but next to nothing has been heard from the reclusive, one-eyed leader since the 2001 US invasion.
Samuel Oakford
4.7.15
Afghanistan

Taliban Commander Reportedly Killed by Militants Claiming to Be the Islamic State in Afghanistan

The attack has renewed fears about the Islamic State's ideological influence on some Afghan militants as the Taliban grow more divided.
Alice Speri
2.2.15