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A Retirement Plan for Mullah Omar?

An opposition leader's political weakness may result in amnesty for top Taliban leaders in the Kandahar surrender deal "the whole story >>"

Behind the Taliban's Resurgence in Afghanistan

The Taliban today in Afghanistan is a markedly different movement from that of those warriors whose one-eyed leader, Mullah Omar, riding on a motorcycle, escaped...

U.S. Marines Hunt for Mullah Omar

The New Year started with some old business in the U.S. war on terror — continuing the hunt for Taliban leaders and Osama bin Laden. Today, a contingent of 200...

'We Are Against Terrorism'

On the eve of the dramatic resolution in London of the Ariana Airlines hijacking, TIME reporter Rahimullah Yusufzai spoke with the Taliban supreme leader, Mullah...

Why Has the CIA Snubbed a Top Talib?

Mullah Abdulsamata Khaksar has been waiting months for the CIA to talk to him. The former deputy Interior Minister of the Taliban says he has a lot of...

More Details On the Slaying of Ilyas Kashmiri

TIME's Pakistan reporter Omar Waraich examines the reported death of al-Qaeda operative Ilyas Kashmiri, killed by a U.S. drone strike on June 3. If confirmed,...

Who Can the Taliban Surrender To?

"The Taliban realize it's over," says one Pakistani trader in Chaman border town who has contacts with several of Kandahar's top commanders. "What worries them...

On the Hunt for Mullah Omar

Knowing roughly where Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is hiding is one thing. Finding him is another. For months Afghan government and U.S. military sources...

The Man the CIA Won't Question

Has the CIA ignored a potentially useful Taliban informant? Mullah Haji Abdul Samat Khaksar, the second highest-ranking Taliban official in U.S. custody, has...

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