A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

So We're Told Mullah ‘Omar Died Two Years Ago ...

It was widely reported today that Mullah ‘Omar, the rarely seen, one-eyed leader of the Afghan Taliban, died in 2013 in a Pakistani hospital; Afghan officials have indicated that Pakistani officials confirmed this to them recently.

Given the memory of Usama bin Ladin's hide-in-nearly-plain-sight final years, this raises some questions: Was his sanctuary in Pakistan officially authorized, or otherwise?

Or will we ever find out?

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