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Taliban leader Mullah Omar killed (potential, not the best news source)
The Philippine Star ^ | 5/23/2011

Posted on 05/22/2011 11:08:45 PM PDT by Yossarian

KABUL (Xinhua) -- Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been killed in Pakistan, a private television channel reported Monday.

"Mullah Omar was killed on way from Quetta to North Waziristan, " TOLO television said in its news bulletin.

However, it did not provide details on how he was killed and by whom.

Meanwhile, a security official confirmed the killing, saying, " it is correct that Mullah Omar has been killed."

But he did not disclose details


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; gwot; mullahomar; omar; pakistan; taliban
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I got this link from Michael Yon. It needs confirmation from more serious sources, to be sure, but it could be real news....
1 posted on 05/22/2011 11:08:53 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: Yossarian

One can only hope.


2 posted on 05/22/2011 11:10:54 PM PDT by umgud
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To: dead

Ping!


3 posted on 05/22/2011 11:11:59 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Admin Moderator; Sidebar Moderator

Hi Admins-

This article, if true, _would_ be important news, but it _isn’t_ from a widely recognized news source.

Please feel free to refile to a different place, adjust the title as you see fit, etc., etc.


4 posted on 05/22/2011 11:12:09 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Yossarian

Hmmm. I sense a deal turning Afghanistan over to the Taliban in the making.


5 posted on 05/22/2011 11:12:47 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Yossarian

Did he get a burial at sea?


6 posted on 05/22/2011 11:12:54 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: Yossarian

It’s already on twitter, but no mainline sources.


7 posted on 05/22/2011 11:13:21 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Yossarian

On the radio news they just said that the BBC is reporting this story.


8 posted on 05/22/2011 11:13:33 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...HOLD TO THE TRUTH; SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: Yossarian

Another source: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2011-05/23/c_13889429.htm


9 posted on 05/22/2011 11:13:43 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Yossarian

Check the BBC. I don’t have a link. Again the radio news is repeating that the BBC is saying Mullah Omar is dead.


10 posted on 05/22/2011 11:15:16 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...HOLD TO THE TRUTH; SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: Yossarian

The headline sounds good. Damn good.


11 posted on 05/22/2011 11:16:48 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Yossarian

Be prepared for versions 1 through 5 tomorrow, if true.


12 posted on 05/22/2011 11:19:02 PM PDT by taraytarah
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To: Yossarian

We’ll know when Obama takes credit for it.


13 posted on 05/22/2011 11:19:30 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: dead

If true, you need a new tagline!


14 posted on 05/22/2011 11:21:54 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: txrangerette

I’m listening to the BBC World Service audio stream, and I haven’t heard any Mullah Omar story yet.

However, they have a lot of stories they’re working through, and perhaps it was covered briefly at the top of the hour.


15 posted on 05/22/2011 11:24:29 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: dead

Given your tagline, you might find this interesting.


16 posted on 05/22/2011 11:24:33 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: dead

Pinging for one of the longest-continually-running taglines on FR.... fingers crossed here!


17 posted on 05/22/2011 11:24:47 PM PDT by TheSarce (Reject Socialism. Champion Liberty.)
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To: Yossarian

Hoping it to be true, but seems he has been killed before, has more lives than a cat.


18 posted on 05/22/2011 11:26:45 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Being an autodidact, I happily escaped the bureaucratization of intellect)
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To: Yossarian

Wikipedia says he’s was killed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Omar


19 posted on 05/22/2011 11:27:08 PM PDT by Doofer
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To: Yossarian
Here's the latest from Michael Yon on Facebook:

Michael Yon
Status of 'Omar Dead' reports

One very high level source said still trying to confirm. If that source doesn't know yet, it's simply not known yet.

20 posted on 05/22/2011 11:28:04 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Yossarian

“Mullah Mohammad Omar has been killed and his body is under postmortem studies at the coroners’ office,” a senior Afghan official told FNA this morning on the condition of anonymity.

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9003020287


21 posted on 05/22/2011 11:29:46 PM PDT by Kent C
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To: Yossarian

Different guy, similar name. Still a good kill, though.


22 posted on 05/22/2011 11:31:24 PM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate." - Ibn Warraq)
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To: Doofer

wiki say killed by ISI? Pakistan ISI killed him? Maybe they felt that after US embarrassed them enough with Bin Laden killing, they decided to kill the other guy they had in hiding


23 posted on 05/22/2011 11:32:54 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: umgud

Now... “(Reuters) - Taliban leader Mullah Omar is alive, a spokesman for the militant group said, according to a Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press news agency.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/23/us-pakistan-omar-idUSTRE74M0O220110523


24 posted on 05/22/2011 11:34:15 PM PDT by Kent C
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To: Kent C
Here's the full text of your link (FARS News Agency is not under copyright restriction):

Taliban Leader Killed
TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Afghan officials announced on Monday that Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been killed in Pakistan.

"Mullah Mohammad Omar has been killed and his body is under postmortem studies at the coroners' office," a senior Afghan official told FNA this morning on the condition of anonymity.

The Afghan official said that the Taliban leader has been killed in Pakistan's Quetta city.

The source further pointed out that senior Taliban leaders had failed to establish a contact with Mullah Mohammad Omar since al-Qaeda Leader Osama bin Laden was allegedly killed in his compound near Islamabad almost two weeks ago.

Afghan and Pakistani local media and TV networks also confirmed the report.

"Mullah Omar was killed on his way from Quetta to North Waziristan," TOLO television said in its news bulletin.

25 posted on 05/22/2011 11:35:56 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Yossarian

There are a couple of odd articles from a few days ago that they were setting this guy up for a kill. Does that make sense?? NO!!!


26 posted on 05/22/2011 11:37:22 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: All

UNCONFIRMED.

http://www.dawn.com/2011/05/23/afghan-tv-claims-mullah-omar-killed-taliban-deny.html


27 posted on 05/22/2011 11:37:25 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Yossarian

http://www.examiner.com/afghanistan-headlines-in-national/pakistan-sets-mullah-omar-deathtrap-to-disrupt-u-s-taliban-talks


28 posted on 05/22/2011 11:38:29 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Yossarian

This would have to be in the form of breaking news, I would think. Is there a BBC website where breaking news might be posted?


29 posted on 05/22/2011 11:41:08 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...HOLD TO THE TRUTH; SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: All

UNCONFIRMED.

http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/taliban-spokesman-says-mullah-omar-alive-afghan-news-agency


30 posted on 05/22/2011 11:41:27 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Yossarian
CNN/IBN is reporting that the deed was done two days ago via a NATO attack.

Link to YouTube video capture of CNN/IBN news report here.

31 posted on 05/22/2011 11:42:09 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Yossarian

They have a video...It looks like CNN

http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1502172/pg1


32 posted on 05/22/2011 11:44:23 PM PDT by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: Yossarian

Let’s see what’s in the News Room:

http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/isaf-releases/index.php


33 posted on 05/22/2011 11:45:41 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: 4rcane

Now Wiki removed all referance to him being killed.


34 posted on 05/22/2011 11:47:39 PM PDT by Doofer
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To: Yossarian

35 posted on 05/22/2011 11:49:29 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (watch the other hand)
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To: Yossarian

I was wondering if the fact that Obama said ‘he’d do it again’ (wrt Osama) if the need arose, was an attempt to take credit for this one if the report was out there for a few days in the intel community...


36 posted on 05/22/2011 11:50:49 PM PDT by Kent C
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To: Yossarian

Resilient dude. He’s suffered numerous deaths since 2001. We’re not dealing with regular human debris here.


37 posted on 05/22/2011 11:58:46 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Yossarian

Reuters says that a Taliban spokesman denies the story.


38 posted on 05/23/2011 12:06:12 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable -- Daniel Webster)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Reuters says that a Taliban spokesman denies the story.

True, but if they are out of contact with him, this might be their default retort.

39 posted on 05/23/2011 12:07:33 AM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: OrangeHoof

If true you know our little Bammy has developed a hypocritical taste for blood. Watch out for media wet spots.


40 posted on 05/23/2011 12:08:47 AM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: Yossarian

We live in hope.


41 posted on 05/23/2011 12:08:55 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable -- Daniel Webster)
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To: dead

Did you do that! lol


42 posted on 05/23/2011 12:17:58 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery always overcome youth and arrogance!)
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To: lurk
Resilient dude. He’s suffered numerous deaths since 2001. We’re not dealing with regular human debris here.

lol!

43 posted on 05/23/2011 12:18:32 AM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: heshtesh

If true, it means Obama hasn’t stopped rendition nor has he stopped enhanced interrogation.

Forget Osama’s stash...there’s more to this than meets the “eye”, so to speak. ;o)


44 posted on 05/23/2011 12:21:51 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery always overcome youth and arrogance!)
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To: umgud

These days the mainline news are uusually behind major developments.


45 posted on 05/23/2011 12:24:43 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: dixiechick2000

Obama= Hypocrite be thy name.


46 posted on 05/23/2011 12:24:57 AM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: 4rcane

That’s where is was gonna go with my post....found yours, well done.

At some point you’d have to think they need to save face.


47 posted on 05/23/2011 12:30:36 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: heshtesh

Bump dat!


48 posted on 05/23/2011 12:35:25 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery always overcome youth and arrogance!)
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To: heshtesh
When bin Laden was killed, a Freeper whimsically asked..”an early October suprise?”.

If this is true, could Obomba have felt that what little bump in the poles he received had to be strengthened by yet another already know whereabouts of terrorist leaders?

49 posted on 05/23/2011 12:38:44 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: Puckster

Colour me SURPRISED!!


50 posted on 05/23/2011 12:58:04 AM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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