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CONTENTS

* 1 Taliban
Taliban
leaders * 2 Governors * 3 Other high-ranking officials, ambassadors and envoys abroad * 4 Field commanders * 5 Tehrik-i- Taliban
Taliban
Pakistan leaders * 6 References

TALIBAN LEADERS

NAME POSITION SITUATION

MULLAH MOHAMMED OMAR Commander
Commander
of the Faithful

* Founder and Spiritual leader of the Taliban * Died in April 2013 in Afghanistan. He was confirmed dead in July 2015 by the Afghan government and then Taliban
Taliban
officials.

MULLAH AKHTAR MOHAMMAD MANSOUR Commander
Commander
of the Faithful

* elected July 2015. * Killed in May 2016 of a U.S. drone strike. The U.S. government, Afghan government, al-Qaeda, and the Taliban
Taliban
confirmed the death.

MAWLAWI HAIBATULLAH AKHUNDZADA Commander
Commander
of the Faithful

* elected May 2016 a few days after the US drone killed his predecessor.

NAME POSITION SITUATION

MULLAH ABDUL GHANI BARADAR Governor of Herat
Herat
and Nimruz
Nimruz
Province

* One of the original founders of the Taliban
Taliban
along with Mullah
Mullah
Omar * Said to be the Deputy leader of the Taliban
Taliban

MULLAH OBAIDULLAH AKHUND Minister of Defense

* Senior Taliban
Taliban
leader * Captured by Pakistani forces, late February 2007 Died of heart disease in a Pakistan prison in 2010

WAKIL AHMED MUTTAWAKIL Foreign Minister

* He was the last Foreign Minister in the Taliban
Taliban
government of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
. * * Surrendered to Northern Alliance troops in Kandahar
Kandahar
, 2001

Abdul Rahman Zahed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

* Allegedly created an impression that he entered Pakistan after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan
Afghanistan
, but had returned before the end of 2001 to his home village in Loghar province; * at large

Reported to be a leader in the Taliban's Quetta
Quetta
Shura. Reported captured in late February 2010.

Mullah
Mullah
Mohammed Hassan Akhund First Deputy Council of Ministers

* At large; spoke to Reuters
Reuters
by satellite telephone from an undisclosed location on May 4, 2003 * Reported to be a leader in the Taliban\'s Quetta Shura
Quetta Shura
. * Reported captured in late February 2010.

MOHAMMAD NABI OMARI Minister of Communications

* Was the Taliban's chief of communications * Listed as a member of the Taliban
Taliban
leadership.

MULLAH ABDUL RAZAQ Commerce Minister

* Afghan forces captured Razaq while scouring a rugged mountainous region north of Kandahar
Kandahar
, April 1, 2003. Razaq's son, Abdul, had been killed on September 5, 2002 as he tried to shoot President Hamid Karzai . Abdul Razaq testified he had merely started out as a civilian, conscripted into Afghanistan's civil service by the Pakistan who was promoted to Commerce Minister, without ever becoming a member of the Taliban. He testified he had taken advantage of an amnesty Karzai offered when the Taliban
Taliban
fell, and had not been involved in politics since the fall of the Taliban.

Mullah
Mullah
Khaksar Akhund Deputy Minister of Interior Affairs

* Staged a public press conference in Kabul
Kabul
, late November, 2001 and denounced the Taliban; by August 2002, he supports the U.S.-backed Afghan government of Hamid Karzai
Hamid Karzai
; at large

QARI AHMADULLAH Minister of Security (Intelligence)

* Killed in late December 2001 by a United States bombing raid in the Paktia
Paktia
province

ABDUL HAQ WASIQ Deputy Minister of Intelligence

* Served as Deputy Minister of Intelligence in the Taliban Intelligence Service. * Served as acting Minister of Intelligence when Qari Ahmadullah was away from Kabul
Kabul
performing his duties as governor of Tahar province. * Arrived at the Guantanamo detention camps on January 11, 2002, and he was held there until 31 May 2014.

Mullah
Mullah
Nooruddin Turabi Minister of Justice

* Allegedly sheltered in Quetta
Quetta
by Pakistani officials by the end of 2001; captured by United States forces and then set free and given general amnesty in early January 2002

Amir Khan Muttaqi Minister of Culture * still at large

MULLAH GHAUSUDDIN

* Killed in a gun battle in Zabul province
Zabul province
, May 27, 2003

Mullah
Mullah
Abbas Akhund

* In February 2002, he was "hiding with his military force about 5 miles from Uruzgan village";

* at large

Mawlawi Abdul Raqib First Deputy Council of Ministers

* Unknown (is he the same Abdul Raqib as the official from the agriculture department in 2003? )

GOVERNORS

GOVERNORS NAME POSITION SITUATION

MAWLAWI ABDUL KABIR Governor of Nangrahar Province

* Head of Eastern Zone; (also see above) * Allegedly moved to Peshawar
Peshawar
, Pakistan before the end of 2001 * Reported to be a leader of the Taliban\'s Quetta Shura
Quetta Shura
. * Reported captured February 20, 2010, in Nowshehra . Later released.

MULLAH KHAIRULLAH KHAIRKHWA Governor of Herat
Herat
Province and Minister of the Interior

* Khairullah was one of the original Taliban
Taliban
members who launched the movement in 1994. * Former Governor of Herat
Herat
Province * He was directly associated with Taliban
Taliban
Supreme Commander
Commander
Mullah Muhammad Omar .

MAWLAWI NORULLAH NOORI Governor of Balkh Province

* Head of Northern Zone * Former Governor of Balkh Province . * In December 2001, he was captured and known to be in Mazar-I Sharif in the custody of Afghan Northern Alliance
Afghan Northern Alliance
commander Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum ; * Has been held in Guantanamo since its opening. * Guantanamo analysts alleged he had been the chief bodyguard for the "Governor of Mazari Sharif
Mazari Sharif
" , and had served as the acting governor in his absence.

NA\\'IM KUCKI Governor of Bamian Province
Bamian Province

* At large * A tribal leader of the Kuchi people
Kuchi people
. * Former Minister of Tribal Affairs. * Held in Guantanamo for several years.

MAWLAWI AHMAD JAN Governor of Zabul Province
Zabul Province

* Sanctioned by the United Nations
United Nations
in 2000. * Reported to be a leader in the Taliban\'s Quetta Shura
Quetta Shura
. * Reported captured in late February 2010.

Mullah
Mullah
Hassan Rehmani governor of Kandahar
Kandahar
province

* Reported to be a leader in the Taliban\'s Quetta Shura
Quetta Shura
. * Reported captured in late February 2010.

Mullah
Mullah
Mir Muhammad shadow governor of Baghlan province
Baghlan province
in 2010

* Reported to be a leader in the Taliban\'s Quetta Shura
Quetta Shura
. * Reported captured in late February 2010.

Mullah
Mullah
Abdul Salam shadow governor of Kunduz province
Kunduz province
in 2010

* Reported to be a leader in the Taliban\'s Quetta Shura
Quetta Shura
. * Reported captured in late February 2010.

MULLAH ABDUL SALAAM ALIZAI Governor of Orūzgān Province
Orūzgān Province
in the 1990s * Defected to the government in December 2007.

OTHER HIGH-RANKING OFFICIALS, AMBASSADORS AND ENVOYS ABROAD

NAME POSITION SITUATION

ABDUL SALAM ZAEEF Ambassador to Pakistan

* He was the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan before the US invasion of Afghanistan
Afghanistan
. * Detained in Pakistan in the fall of 2001 and held in Guantanamo Bay until 2005

Noor Mohammad Saqib Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

* Allegedly moved to Peshawar
Peshawar
, Pakistan before the end of 2001; arrested January 30, 2002 near Quetta
Quetta
by Pakistani authorities; whereabouts now unknown

SAYED RAHMATULLAH HASHEMI Envoy to United States

Abdul Hakim Mujahid Envoy to the United Nations
United Nations

* Arrived in Pakistan in early December 2001

HAMMDIDULLAH , aka Janat Gul Head of Ariana Afghan Airlines
Ariana Afghan Airlines

* Surrendered November 24, 2001 east of Konduz
Konduz
. Status later established by a Combatant Status Review Tribunal
Combatant Status Review Tribunal
as "no longer enemy combatant" and released.

FIELD COMMANDERS

NAME POSITION SITUATION

MULLAH MOHAMMAD FAZL Chief of Staff

* He was the former Taliban
Taliban
Deputy Defense Minister * Held at Guantanamo Bay from 11 January 2002 until 31 May 2014.

MULLAH DADULLAH senior military commander

* Escaped from the siege of Kunduz
Kunduz
in November 2001 and reached Kandahar
Kandahar
. Took part in the evacuation of Kandahar, then may have returned to his native town Kajai in Helmand
Helmand
province. Allegedly participated (by giving orders via cell phone) in the murder of Ricardo Munguia on March 27, 2003. * He was nicknamed by the anti- Taliban
Taliban
resistance before the Taliban government fell as the Lame Englishman because he a) lost a leg in the jihad and because b) he's as cunning as the devilish English. * One of the most effective commanders in the resistance, he has been linked to massacres of Shi'a, the scorched earth policy of Shi'a villages in 2001 (which he boasted about once on the radio), the summary execution of men suspected of throwing hand grenades into his compound in 2001 (they were hanged at one of the main roundabouts), and suicide bombings . * Killed on May 13, 2007.

JALALUDDIN HAQQANI Described as Taliban's current military leader

* First mujahideen commander to capture a city, Khost , from the Soviets , in 1991. * Didn't ally with the Taliban
Taliban
until after their capture of Kabul
Kabul
in 1995. * Hamid Karzai
Hamid Karzai
asked him to serve as Prime Minister
Prime Minister
, in an attempt to split off the Taliban's moderate wing.

Abdul Razaq Nafez field commander

* Released by Abdul Rashid Dostam in November 2001 after fighting near Kunduz
Kunduz
and disappeared after fleeing to Kandahar
Kandahar

MULLAH SHAHZADA provincial commander

* A commander prior to the U.S. invasion, he was captured after the defeat of the Taliban
Taliban
and was interred in Guantanamo. He managed to convince authorities he was instead a civilian detained in error, and was released in 2003. He returned to fighting and was killed in 2004.

Mullah
Mullah
Muhammad Hasan Rehmani militia commander

* At large * In early 2010 an individual named " Mullah
Mullah
Hassan Rehmani " was reported to have been a recently captured leader of the Taliban\'s Quetta Shura
Quetta Shura
. He was alleged to have been a former governor of Kandahar. A second recently captured Taliban
Taliban
leader was named "Mullah Muhammad Hassan ". He was alleged to have been a former Taliban foreign minister.

GUL MOHAMMED JANGVI field commander

* On July 19, 2006 explained the Taliban's unexpected withdrawal from Helmand
Helmand
.

MULLAH AKHTAR MOHAMMAD OSMANI field commander Killed in U.S. airstrike in December 2006. Confirmed dead by Taliban
Taliban
officials.

Mullah
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
Mullah
Dawood from Ghazni province
Ghazni province
on JPEL . Captured by Task Force 50 unit from 1 Pułk Specjalny Komandosów .

TEHRIK-I-TALIBAN PAKISTAN LEADERS

NAME POSITION SITUATION

MAULANA FAZLULLAH Commander
Commander

* Leader of the Tehrik-i- Taliban
Taliban
Pakistan and former Taliban
Taliban
head in Swat District , Pakistan, is believed to be currently residing in Kunar Province Afghanistan
Afghanistan
. * Swears allegiance to Mullah
Mullah
Mohammed Omar
Mohammed Omar

REFERENCES

* ^ " Taliban
Taliban
conflict: Afghanistan
Afghanistan
probes Mullah
Mullah
Omar \'death\' claim". BBC
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News. 29 July 2015. * ^ "Pakistan frees Taliban
Taliban
leader Mullah
Mullah
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BBC News
, March 2, 2007 * ^ " Taliban
Taliban
announces death of ex-defense minister in 2010". Fox News. 2012-02-13. * ^ " Taliban
Taliban
announce death of ex-defense minister". Yahoo News. 13 February 2012. * ^ "Profile: Wakil Ahmad Mutawakil". BBC
BBC
. February 9, 2002. Retrieved 2007-07-01. * ^ A B C Former minister says fugitive Taliban
Taliban
leaders living life of luxury in Pakistan, The Guardian
The Guardian
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Quetta
Shura". The News International
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
Taliban
that they are now one and the same and the Tehrik-e- Taliban
Taliban
Pakistan (TTP) and the Quetta
Quetta
Shura Taliban
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 from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-22. Retrieved 2010-02-16. * ^ "Fresh fighting in Afghanistan". BBC News
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Taliban
Leaders Surrender, Are Set Free, Fox News , January 9, 2002 * ^ Taliban
Taliban
Vow Revenge, CBS News
CBS News
, March 19, 2002 * ^ Taliban
Taliban
commander killed in Afghanistan, Daily Times , May 28, 2003 * ^ How the U.S. Killed the Wrong Afghans, Time (magazine)
Time (magazine)
, February 6, 2002 * ^ "Institute for War and Peace Reporting". Institute for War and Peace Reporting. * ^ A B C D Carroll, Rory (2001-12-24). "Former minister says fugitive Taliban
Taliban
leaders living life of luxury in Pakistan". The Guardian. London. * ^ Filkins, Dexter (2010-03-24). "After Arrests, Taliban
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
Taliban
blames foes of killing mine-clearers". Independent Online . 2000-08-07. The Taliban
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
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
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Leaders from Gitmo". Outlook Afghanistan
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. 2012-01-05. Archived from the original on 2012-01-12. Retrieved 2012-01-12. According to Haqyar, Mullah
Mullah
Noorullah Noori was a resident of Shah Joy district in Zabul province
Zabul province
and had served as governor for Laghman, Baghlan and Balkh provinces. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link ) * ^ https://www.hrw.org/press/2001/12/commanders1203.htm * ^ "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
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Afghanistan
designated funds and financial resources of the Taliban
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
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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 title= (help ) * ^ "Taleban \'defectors\' in Kandahar
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* v * t * e

Taliban
Taliban

LEADERSHIP

* Amir al-Mu\'minin

* Mohammed Omar
Mohammed Omar
* Akhtar Mansour * Hibatullah Akhundzada
Hibatullah Akhundzada

* Heads of the Supreme Council

* Mohammad Rabbani * Abdul Kabir

* Abdul Ghani Baradar * Wakil Ahmed Muttawakil * Obaidullah Akhund
Obaidullah Akhund
* Qari Ahmadullah * Sirajuddin Haqqani
Sirajuddin Haqqani

GOVERNMENT

* Rise to Power * Destruction of the Buddhas of Bamyan * Treatment of Women * Religious Police * Propaganda * Jirga
Jirga
* Flag * Emblem * Motto

COMMANDERS

* Mullah
Mullah
Shahzada * Mullah
Mullah
Dadullah Akhund * Mullah
Mullah
Zakir

MILITARY

* Insurgency * 55th Arab Brigade * Conscription

CONFLICTS

* Civil War (1996–2001) * Fall of Kabul
Kabul
(2001) * War in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
(2001–present) * War in North-West Pakistan
War in North-West Pakistan
(2004–present)

RELATED TOPICS

* Guest house * Quetta Shura
Quetta Shura
* Haqqani network
Haqqani network
* Tehrik-i- Taliban
Taliban
Pakistan * Guantanamo detainees * Islamic state
Islamic state
* Islamism * Islamic law * Theocracy