Reports of Taliban Leader Mullah Omar’s Death Credible – White House / Sputnik International
Omar’s alliance with al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden prompted a US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington.
Formed in the 1990s, the #Taliban seeks to enforce Sharia law in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The group is known for its numerous terrorist attacks against official personnel and civilians in both countries.
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“We are aware of the reports of the death of #Mullah Omar. Without commenting on the specifics of these reports, we do believe the reports of his death are credible.”