List of Taliban leaders
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|Mullah Mohammed Omar||Commander of the Faithful||
|Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour||Commander of the Faithful||
|Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada||Commander of the Faithful||
|Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar||Governor of Herat and Nimruz Province||
|Mullah Obaidullah Akhund||Minister of Defense|
|Wakil Ahmed Muttawakil||Foreign Minister|
|Abdul Rahman Zahed||Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs||
Reported to be a leader in the Taliban's Quetta Shura. Reported captured in late February 2010.
|Mullah Mohammed Hassan Akhund||First Deputy Council of Ministers|
|Mohammad Nabi Omari||Minister of Communications||
|Mullah Abdul Razaq||Commerce Minister||
|Mullah Khaksar Akhund||Deputy Minister of Interior Affairs|
|Qari Ahmadullah||Minister of Security (Intelligence)|
|Abdul Haq Wasiq||Deputy Minister of Intelligence||
|Mullah Nooruddin Turabi||Minister of Justice|
|Amir Khan Muttaqi||Minister of Culture & Information|
|Mullah Abbas Akhund||* In February 2002, he was "hiding with his military force about 5 miles from Uruzgan village";
|Mawlawi Abdul Raqib||First Deputy Council of Ministers||
|'Mawlawi Abdul Kabir||Governor of Nangrahar Province|
|Mullah Khairullah Khairkhwa||Governor of Herat Province and Minister of the Interior|
|'Mawlawi Norullah Noori||Governor of Balkh Province||
|Na'im Kucki||Governor of Bamian Province|
|'Mawlawi Ahmad Jan||Governor of Zabul Province|
|Mullah Hassan Rehmani||governor of Kandahar province|
|Mullah Mir Muhammad||shadow governor of Baghlan province in 2010|
|Mullah Abdul Salam||shadow governor of Kunduz province in 2010|
|Mullah Abdul Salaam Alizai||Governor of Orūzgān Province in the 1990s |||* Defected to the government in December 2007.|
Other high-ranking officials, ambassadors and envoys abroad
|Abdul Salam Zaeef||Ambassador to Pakistan|
|Noor Mohammad Saqib||Chief Justice of the Supreme Court|
|Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi||Envoy to United States|
|Abdul Hakim Mujahid||Envoy to the United Nations||
|Hammdidullah, aka Janat Gul||Head of Ariana Afghan Airlines|
|Mullah Mohammad Fazl||Chief of Staff|
|Mullah Dadullah||senior military commander||
|Jalaluddin Haqqani||Described as Taliban's current military leader|
|Abdul Razaq Nafez||field commander|
|Mullah Shahzada||provincial commander||
|Mullah Muhammad Hasan Rehmani||militia commander||
|Gul Mohammed Jangvi||field commander|
|Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Osmani||field commander||Killed in U.S. airstrike in December 2006. Confirmed dead by Taliban officials.|
|Mullah Abdul Zahir||group commander||Killed in the U.S. airstrike that killed Osmani in December 2006|
|Sheikh Ilyas Khel||Commander||Captured in Pakistan as of August 2, 2007|
- Mullah Dawood from Ghazni province on JPEL. Captured by Task Force 50 unit from 1 Pułk Specjalny Komandosów.
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan leaders
- "Taliban conflict: Afghanistan probes Mullah Omar 'death' claim". BBC News. 29 July 2015.
- "Pakistan frees Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in bid to ease tensions". 21 September 2013. Retrieved November 2014. Check date values in:
- 'Taleban leader held' in Pakistan, BBC News, March 2, 2007
- "Taliban announces death of ex-defense minister in 2010". Fox News. 2012-02-13.
- "Taliban announce death of ex-defense minister". Yahoo News. 13 February 2012.
- "Profile: Wakil Ahmad Mutawakil". BBC. February 9, 2002. Retrieved 2007-07-01.
- Former minister says fugitive Taliban leaders living life of luxury in Pakistan, The Guardian, December 24, 2001
- Amir Mir (2010-03-01). "Pakistan wipes out half of Quetta Shura". The News International. Archived from the original on 2010-03-04.
According to well-informed diplomatic circles in Islamabad, the decision-makers in the powerful Pakistani establishment seem to have concluded in view of the ever-growing nexus between the Pakistani and the Afghan Taliban that they are now one and the same and the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the Quetta Shura Taliban (QST) could no more be treated as two separate Jihadi entities.
- Benjamin Wittes, Zaathira Wyne (2008-12-16). "The Current Detainee Population of Guantánamo: An Empirical Study" (PDF). The Brookings Institution. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2012-06-22. Retrieved 2010-02-16.
- "Fresh fighting in Afghanistan". BBC News. 2003-04-02. Retrieved 2009-06-29.
- OARDEC (2005-12-16). "Summary of Administrative Review Board Proceedings of ISN 1043" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. pp. pages 64–82. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-03-07. Retrieved 2008-04-02.
- Paras on alert for storming of Kandahar, The Telegraph, November 25, 2001
- Taleban spy chief 'killed in raid', BBC, January 3, 2002
- OARDEC (18 July 2005). "Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Wasiq, Abdul Haq" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. pp. 1–2. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-27.
- "Terror suspects freed by Obama admin. for soldier were labeled 'high risk' in 2008: report - Washington Times". The Washingtion Times.
- US begins transferring terror prisoners to Cuban base: Gunfire errupts [sic] as plane with al-Qaida members takes off, Boston Globe, January 10, 2002
- High-Ranking Taliban Leaders Surrender, Are Set Free, Fox News, January 9, 2002
- Taliban Vow Revenge, CBS News, March 19, 2002
- Taliban commander killed in Afghanistan, Daily Times, May 28, 2003
- How the U.S. Killed the Wrong Afghans, Time (magazine), February 6, 2002
- "Institute for War and Peace Reporting". Institute for War and Peace Reporting.
- Carroll, Rory (2001-12-24). "Former minister says fugitive Taliban leaders living life of luxury in Pakistan". The Guardian. London.
- Filkins, Dexter (2010-03-24). "After Arrests, Taliban Promote a Fighter". The New York Times.
- Jeffrey Dressler; Isaac Hock (6 April 2012). "Releasng Taliban detainees: A misguided path to peace" (PDF). Understanding War. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
- "Taliban blames foes of killing mine-clearers". Independent Online. 2000-08-07.
The Taliban Governor in the province, Mullah Khairullah Khairkhwa, has blamed the opposition Northern Alliance for the attack, saying the assailants have been arrested. The oppositions reaction was not immediately available.
- "Red Cross: Families ID detainees in list". USA Today. 2006-04-20.
- "Who Are The 5 Guantanamo Detainees In Prisoner Swap? - Nation & World News". wuft.org.
- "US Likely to Release Top Taliban Leaders from Gitmo". Outlook Afghanistan. 2012-01-05. Retrieved 2012-01-12.
According to Haqyar, Mullah Noorullah Noori was a resident of Shah Joy district in Zabul province and had served as governor for Laghman, Baghlan and Balkh provinces.mirror
- "List of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from January 2002 through May 15, 2006" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. Retrieved 2006-05-15.
- "Measurements of Heights and Weights of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (ordered and consolidated version)" (PDF). Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas, from DoD data. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-12-21.
- OARDEC (August 8, 2004). "Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal -- Noori, Mullah Norullah" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. pp. pages 7–8. Retrieved 2008-03-01.
- Mazari Sharif is not a Province.
- Archie McLean (2009-03-06). "Afghan nomads now tied to a desperate land". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 2009-03-15. mirror
- Tom Lasseter (June 15, 2008). "Guantanamo Inmate Database: Naim Kochi". McClatchy News Service. Retrieved 2008-06-15. mirror
- "Security council committee on Afghanistan designates further individuals, financial entities relating to resolution 1267 (1999) and 1333 (2000)". United Nations. 2000-04-12. Archived from the original on 2010-02-04.
In a note verbale addressed to Member States on 12 April 2000, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1267 (1999) concerning Afghanistan designated funds and financial resources of the Taliban as per paragraph 4(b) of that resolution and approved a list of entities and/or persons that have so far been identified by the Committee based on information provided by Member States as falling under one of the categories mentioned in the above note, as well as in Press Release SC/6844. The following entities have been added to the list ... Maulavi Ahmad Jan, Governor of Zabol Province
- "Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1267 (1999) concerning Al-Qaida and the Taliban and Associated Individuals and Entities". United Nations. 1999-10-15. Archived from the original on 2010-02-04.
- "The Consolidated List established and maintained by the 1267 Committee with respect to Al-Qaida, Usama bin Laden, and the Taliban and other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with them". United Nations. 2010-01-25. Archived from the original on 2010-02-05.
TI.A.109.01. Name: 1: AHMAD JAN 2: AKHUNZADA 3: na 4: na Name (original script): احمد جان آخوند زاده Title: Maulavi Designation: Governor of Zabol Province under the Taliban regime DOB: na POB: Urazgan province, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a.: na Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Afghan Passport no.: na National identification no.: na Address: na Listed on: 25 Jan. 2001 (amended on 3 Sep. 2003, 21 Sep. 2007) Other information: naline feed character in
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- Aziz Ahmad Shafe; Mohammad Ilyas Dayee; Jean MacKenzie (2010-06-03). "Making Musa Qala Work". IWPR. Retrieved 2008-11-11.
- Abdul Salam Zaeef (2010). "Torture and Abuse on the USS Bataan and in Bagram and Kandahar: An Excerpt from "My Life with the Taliban" by Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef". Archived from the original on 16 December 2010.
We were not permitted to talk to each other, but could see one another while the food was handed to us. I eventually saw that Mullahs Fazal, Noori, Burhan, Wasseeq Sahib and Rohani were all among the other prisoners, but still we could not talk to each other.
- The Daily Telegraph. London http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2002/01/31/wafg31.xml&sSheet=/news/2002/01/31/ixworld.html. Missing or empty
- "Taleban 'defectors' in Kandahar appeal". BBC News. 2001-12-04.
- Taliban in north surrender in droves, CNN, November 24, 2001
- "Guantanamo Bay Detainees Classified as "No Longer Enemy Combatants"". Washington Post. Archived from the original on 2007-02-04. Retrieved 2008-03-26.
- Lawmakers may seek to block Taliban transfer by Mark Hosenball and Missy Ryan. January 6, 2012.
- Through the eyes of the Taliban, Asia Times, May 5, 2004
- Revived Taliban making waves in northern Pakistan, New York Times, May 7, 2003
- "Asia Times Online :: South Asia news - Taliban pause for fresh breath". atimes.com.
- CBC News http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2006/12/27/osmani-death.html. Missing or empty
- "Informatoin missing.". Paktribune.
- "Mullah Radio: Pakistan urges Afghan action against Maulvi Fazlullah". The Express Tribune News. 17 October 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
- Hasan, Syed Shoaib (10 July 2009). "Swat Taliban chief 'near death'". BBC News. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
- "Pakistani Taliban Fires Spokesman Over ISIS Pledge of Allegiance". October 22, 2014. Retrieved November 2014. Check date values in:
- "Fazlullah has Mulla Omar's backing". November 8, 2013. Retrieved November 2014. Check date values in: