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SANGESAR (Persian /Pashto : سنگيسار) (population 2400) is a village near Kandahar
Kandahar
, Afghanistan
Afghanistan
, located in Zheray district. It was the former home of Taliban
Taliban
leader Mullah Omar , who lived there between the end of the anti-Soviet jihad in 1989 and the launch of the Taliban
Taliban
movement in 1994. He worked there as a preacher and religious instructor.

The village's name originates from the phrase sang-e-hisar, or stone fort, after an old fort in the area constructed by the British in the 19th century.

SEE ALSO

* Kandahar
Kandahar
Province

REFERENCES

* Luke Harding, How Afghans turned against their spiritual chief. Accessed December 26, 2007.

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Kandahar
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Afghanistan
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