Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Taliban Split

RFE-RL reports that some fighters have broken away from the leadership of Mullah Omar and formed a new jihadist group based in the area of Qandahar. This is probably true, as a Taliban source admitted the group existed, but denied it was connected to the Taliban, and claimed in fact that they welcomed its formation. The new group is led by Mullah Sayyid Muhammad Akbar Agha, and says they believe that the Taliban have suffered from poor leadership.


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