Mujahideen Shura Council (Afghanistan)


Mujahideen Shura Council (Afghanistan)

Operating chiefly in Waziristan and the FATA, the Mujahideen Shura Council[1] was a “10-member committee of tribal elders, clerics and administration officials” set up to negotiate processes between the Pakistani government and Taliban forces.[2][3]

It was founded in June 2003, following an audiotape released by Mullah Omar granting the leadership legitimacy.[4]

Members

  • Ahmed Khadr[2]
  • Maulana Sadiq Noor,[1]
  • Mullah Obaidullah[4]
  • Mullah Dadullah[4]
  • Mohammad Usmani[4]

References

  1. ^ a b Asia Times Online :: South Asia news - The knife at Pakistan's throat
  2. ^ a b Hughes, Gregory T. USA vs. Khadr affidavit, November 23, 2005
  3. ^ ThreatsWatch.Org: InBrief: Pakistan Cedes North Waziristan to Taliban
  4. ^ a b c d Reuters, "Taliban names anti-US leadership council", June 24, 2003





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