(born c. 1959), often simply called Mullah Omar, is the spiritual leader of the Taliban. He was Afghanistan's de facto head of state from 1996 to late 2001, under the official title "Head of the Supreme Council". He held the title Commander of the Faithful of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, which was recognized by only three nations: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. He is thought to be living somewhere in Pakistan.
21.01.2012 [Financial Times] - The relationship between Taliban leader Mullah MohammedOmar and bin Laden, who had been invited into Afghanistan by other warlords, was awkward and fractious. Omar was “apoplectic” when bin Laden held a major press conference in 1998: “there is only
21.01.2012 [CTV.ca] - Karzai's statement was a reminder that any negotiations to end Afghanistan's war will be more complex than just talking to the Taliban's Pakistan-based leadership, headed by Mullah MohammedOmar. The two other main insurgent factions in the country
09.01.2012 [NewDesignWorld (press release)] - Has acted as secretary to Taliban leader Mullah MohammedOmar (TI.O.4.01) and as his messenger at senior-level meetings of the Taliban. Also associated with Gul Agha Ishakzai (TI.I.147.10). Member of Mullah MohammedOmar's (TI.