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Key Pakistani Taliban Official Captured

Posted on Aug 18, 2009
Maulvi Omar

Tribesmen in western Pakistan captured Pakistani Taliban spokesman Maulvi Said Muhammad, aka Maulvi Omar, and turned him over to authorities Tuesday, according to The New York Times.  —KA

The New York Times:

The officials, who spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to discuss the arrest publicly, said Mr. Omar confirmed the death of the top commander, Baitullah Mehsud, during an interrogation.

It was impossible to verify their accounts.

One security official said Mr. Omar, who was captured along with two bodyguards, had indicated there were “problems” within the movement over leadership.

“Omar was unnerved in the beginning but later broke up and started singing,” the official said.

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By ChaoticGood, August 19, 2009 at 2:19 am Link to this comment

Communique from the N. Pakistan Taliban Central News

Mr. Omar just needs a vacation so they are taking him to town for some well earned downtime.  As soon as he gets some rest, he will be back in the hills doing his work, refreshed from his short stay at the Pakistan Holiday Inn.

Americans report major breakthrough and the capture of Mr. Omar. American Generals congratulate themselves and their Pakistani counterparts at a grand soiree where Afgan delicacies were served.

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