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Former Taliban leader dies in prison

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A former senior Afghan Taliban leader, once considered a possible peace negotiator, died in a Pakistani prison, the Taliban said on their Web site.

Kidnapped Pakistani envoy released

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 17 (UPI) -- Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan, Tariq Azizudin, was freed Saturday three months after he was kidnapped in Pakistan's lawless tribal region.

Taliban operative caught in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A leading Taliban operative in Pakistan was captured Monday after being wounded by Pakistani forces in Baluchistan province, military officials said.

Mullah Omar sacks top Taliban commander

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- One of the top military leaders of the Taliban in Afghanistan has been fired for failing to obey orders.

Taliban video promises U.K. suicide attack

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A Taliban video released this week shows recruits promising to go to Britain and carry out a suicide attack against "a place of crucial importance.”

Taliban leader says bin Laden alive & well

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A Taliban leader said in a video message that Osama bin Laden is alive and well and in communication with extremists on the Afghan-Pakistan border.

Taliban says it traded hostages for body

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 7 (UPI) -- Spokesmen for the Taliban said Afghan officials gave them the body of a commander killed last month in exchange for the release of hostages held since March.

Up to 30 Taliban killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 6 (UPI) -- Between 20 and 30 Taliban fighters were killed Tuesday when NATO helicopters sank their boat on the Helmand River in southern Afghanistan.

Taliban confirms Dadullah death

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 14 (UPI) -- A Taliban spokesman confirmed the killing of top commander Mullah Dadullah in Afghanistan, China's official Xinhua news agency reported Monday. The report said Taher Afghan, described as a Taliban spokesman, spoke to the news agency from an undisclosed pl

Top Taliban leader killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 13 (UPI) -- The Taliban's top military commander has been killed in southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province, it was reported Sunday.

Taliban commander: Bin Laden, Omar alive

KABUL, Afghanistan, April 25 (UPI) -- A senior Taliban commander in Afghanistan says Mullah Omar and Osama bin Laden are both alive, al-Jazeera reported Wednesday. In an interview, Mullah Dadullah also said bin Laden had directed an attack against U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney during Cheney

Italian reporter kidnapped in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, March 6 (UPI) -- An Italian war correspondent in Afghanistan was taken prisoner after traveling into a Taliban-controlled area without permission, the group said Tuesday. Daniele Mastrogiacomo of La Repubblica apparently was in an area controlled by Mullah Dadullah, the T

Taliban leader says suicide army ready

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 1 (UPI) -- The Taliban has assembled hundreds of suicide bombers for a spring offensive against NATO troops in Afghanistan, its top military leader said Thursday.

Tapes show beheading of eight Afghans

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The Taliban's military commander was filmed beheading eight Afghan men accused of spying for British and American troops in Afghanistan.

Taliban leader said to be in Pakistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Taliban militia leader Mullah Mohammad Mullah Omar is reportedly guiding his rebel fighters in Afghanistan from a hiding place in Pakistan. The Taliban leader, who has a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head, is believed to be in or near Qetta, CNN reports.
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Mullah Dadullah or Dadullah Akhund (Pashto: ملا دادالله آخوند) (c. 1966 – May 12, 2007) was the Taliban's senior military commander until his death in 2007. He was an ethnic Pashtun from the Kakar tribe of Kalai-Kakaran village in Uruzgan province of Afghanistan. He also had a home in Alajilga, a border village in Kandahar province.

Dadullah lost a leg when fighting with the Mujahideen against Soviet occupation in the 1980s. He was a member of the Taliban's 10-man leadership council before the US-led invasion in 2001. He was reportedly also a close aide to Mullah Omar. In 1999-2000, he led the suppression of a revolt by Hazaras in Bamyan province. When the Taliban regime fell in December 2001, Dadullah escaped capture by Northern Alliance forces in Kunduz province.

Rumors that Dadullah may be headed to recapture the city with as many as 8,000 Taliban fighters, following the November 2001 Battle of Mazar-i-Sharif, a thousand American ground forces were airlifted into the city.

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