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 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 . Without commenting on the specifics of these reports, we do believe the reports of his death are credible.”