A number of former Taliban members, including leaders of Harakat-e-Inqilab Islami Afghanistan, members of the High Peace Council and Shura-e-Insijam-e-Ulema-e-Afghanistan, gathered to mourn the death of the Taliban’s supreme commander, Mullah Omar.
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The reclusive Taliban leader was announced dead this past week by a Taliban spokesman after years of speculation about his condition and whereabouts. However, the circumstances surrounding his death remain murky, as Afghan government officials maintain that Omar died two years ago, in 2013, at a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan.
The Taliban has appointed Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour as the new leader of the group after confirming Mullah Omar’s death.
But what was the ceremony about that was held for Mullah Omar in Kabul?
In this episode of Farakhabar, host Yama Siavash discusses the topic with the following guests,
• Gulalai Noor Safi, MP
• Nazari Paryani, journalist