• publish: 11 March 2019
  • time: 1:06 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 7401
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Dutch writer:

Mullah Omar lived near a U.S. base in Afghanistan, not in Pakistan

In her latest book titled ‘Searching for an Enemy’ a Dutch writer has claimed the Mullah Mohammad Omar, the founder and former leader of Taliban group, was living within walking distance of U.S. base in Afghanistan.

The writer and journalist, Bette Dam, has released her latest book recently after five years of research and interview with Jabbar Omari, the bodyguard of Mullah Omar who hid and protected him after the fall of Taliban regime.

The book reveals that Mullah Omar lived as virtual hermit, away from his family.

Mullah Omar was also listening to BBC Pashto news broadcast, was filling notebooks with jottings in an imaginary language, and used an old Nokia mobile phone, without a sim card, to record himself chanting verses from Holy Quran.

He was rarely commenting on developments outside the world despite learning about the death of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in an American operation.

The book also reveals that Omar went into hiding in a small compound in Qalat city of Zabul province after the U.S. announced a 10 million Dollars bounty on him.

According to Dam, Mullah Omar remained hidden despite ongoing patrols and search operations which were conducted by the American forces in the area.

At one point, the American forces did not uncover the concealed entrance to his secret where he was hidden.

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