US-Pakistan Raid Nets Taliban's Military Chief

Mullah Baradar best capture yet: officials
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2010 8:33 PM CST
US-Pakistan Raid Nets Taliban's Military Chief
A detained Taliban militant is seen yesterday.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – American officials say they’ve scored their best enemy capture since the beginning of the Afghanistan war, nabbing the Taliban’s military chief in Pakistan in a joint operation with that country’s security services. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is second only in influence to spiritual leader Mullah Muhammad Omar, and officials tell the New York Times Baradar’s capture could lead to more Taliban big-shots.
(Read more Mullah Baradar stories.)

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