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Talibanleider mullah Omar lived for many years near Us base

The Talibanleider mullah Omar stayed for years in the Afghan province of Zaboel and lived for a long time even close to an American military base in that region. That’s in the new book of journalist Bette Dam square.

The Volkskrant writes on Thursday all about the book. Dam spoke with about a hundred people about Omar. An important source was the helper of the mullah, Omari.

Omari says in the book that mullah Omar always in Afghanistan is to continue to live. The Americans thought that he was going to Pakistan had fled, just as Osama Bin laden. There was a price of 10 million dollars on the golden tip that Omar would lead.

He lived for a long time in the capital of Zabul, Qalat. He then moved to a small village in the same province.

According to Omari, the Americans were two times greatly close to the mullah came. In both houses where he would have lived, was a raid done. The first time clogged mullah Omar himself under a mountain of branches. The second time the soldiers had not by that there is still a room.

The Talibanleider could survive, according to Dam, because he only had contact with three people. His wives and children he has, since 2001, not spoken. Omar died in 2013 of tuberculosis.

Dam was from 2006 to 2012 correspondent in Afghanistan, including NRC. She wrote earlier, a book on former Afghan president Hamid Karzai. Dam has five years of research done for this book: In search of the enemy.

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