For those of you who don’t realize the significance of this news story, Mullah Omar is the highest ranking Taliban leader is and just about as big of a fish as Osama Bin Laden himself.
Amazing news. Amazing…A HUGE victory in the war on Islamic Terror. HUGE…
I want to hear more confirmation before I get too excited.
From BBC: they don’t see the obvious significance in their intial report.
Mohammad Omar was among the dead when the missile, reportedly fired by a pilotless US drone, hit a compound owned by him in South Waziristan.
Omar fought with the Taliban in Afghanistan in the late 1990s.
The US has launched many missile strikes from Afghanistan against suspected militant targets recently.
This is apparently not the Mohammed Omar, known better as Mullah Omar, the leader of the Afghan Taliban in exile. However, the strike did kill several Taliban operatives as they gathered for a meeting in South Waziristan. Among the dead were emissaries of Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud and Afghan Taliban commander Jalaluddin Haqqani, and the house was located in a stronghold of Mehsud’s.
And this from Long War Journal
A senior Taliban commander has been reported to have been killed in Sunday’s airstrike in South Waziristan.
Haji Omar Khan, a senior Taliban leader in South Waziristan who strong ties to Mullah Omar, is said to have been killed in the strike that is believed to have killed an estimated 16 to 20 people, including “foreigners.” Omar’s death has not been confirmed, and the Taliban have yet to release any statement acknowledging his death.