Taliban leader Mullah Omar may (or may not) be dead

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KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – And now, it’s time for everyone’s favorite terrorist quiz show: Is He Really Dead?

His name is Mullah Mohammed Omar, the Taliban’s one-eyed mullah.

The Afghan government, now, says it’s pretty sure the Taliban’s reclusive and elusive leader died in a hospital in Pakistan in April of 2013.

But just two weeks ago, the Taliban said their leader supported peace talks with the Afghan government.

He hasn’t been seen in public since 2001. He fought the Soviets in the 1980’s and was a close pal of Osama bin-Laden.

Omar became the Taliban’s supreme leader in 1996, but he went into hiding when U.S.-led forces overthrew the Taliban government in 2001 and Uncle Sam put a $10-million bounty on his head.

U.S. officials fear his death will mean the more radical Taliban will hook up with ISIS. Rumors about his death have been floating around for years, so don’t count out this guy just yet.

But if you see him, drop a dime to Uncle Sam who just may drop 10 million on you.


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