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Taliban’s Military Chief, Mullah Baradar, Is Captured – NYTimes.com
Posted By Jacob Laksin On February 16, 2010 @ 8:47 pm In Uncategorized | No Comments
The Taliban’s top military commander was captured several days ago in Karachi, Pakistan, in a secret joint operation by Pakistani and American intelligence forces, according to American government officials.
The commander, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar , is an Afghan described by American officials as the most significant Taliban figure to be detained since the American-led war in Afghanistan started more than eight years ago. He ranks second in influence only to Mullah Muhammad Omar , the Taliban’s founder and a close associate of Osama bin Laden  before the Sept. 11 attacks.
Mullah Baradar has been in Pakistani custody for several days, with American and Pakistani intelligence officials both taking part in interrogations , according to the officials.
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 Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar: http://www.newsweek.com/id/208637
 Muhammad Omar: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/o/muhammad_omar/index.html?inline=nyt-per
 Osama bin Laden: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/b/osama_bin_laden/index.html?inline=nyt-per
 interrogations: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/organizations/c/central_intelligence_agency/cia_interrogations/index.html?inline=nyt-classifier
 Taliban’s Military Chief, Mullah Baradar, Is Captured – NYTimes.com: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/16/world/asia/16intel.html
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