Taliban dissidents launch parallel council amid rift

[The controversy continues to build over the successor to Mullah Omar.  The Western press dutifully reports the latest lies concocted for Pakistan and Afghanistan leaders, with today’s offering coming from controversial Afghan lawmaker, Zahir Qadir, claiming that Mullah Omar’s son (Mullah Yaqub) was killed in Pakistan the previous Thursday, even though eyewitnesses confirm that Yaqub was meeting with 200 Taliban leaders in Quetta 4 days later.  The supporters of Mullah Yaqub have declared their own parallel Taliban ruling council, relying upon the heirs of Mullah Dadullah (Afghan Taliban’s most revered commander of the faithful) to help validate their claims.
Reports from the sponsors and co-conspirators of Mullah Mansour cannot address the fact that they have pretended to speak for Omar, while hiding news about his death since at least 2013 (according to Afghan govt).  Now we learn that even the alleged date of his death is false.  According to the brother of Taliban legend, Mullah Dadullah, Mullah Mansour Dadullah, Mullah Omar was killed right after his last tape was released, in 2007.  Mansour claims that spies within the organization helped kill the Taliban supreme leader.  Mansour Dadullah still refuses to follow the order given in Mullah Omar’s name, AFTER HIS DEATH, for his sacking, six months after the killing of his brother, Commander Dadullah, on May 13, 2007.  This happens simultaneously with the exposure of Mansour Dadullah’s interactions with British MI6 agents, Mervyn Patterson and Michael Semple (SEE: Dissecting the Anti-Pakistan Psyop).2007 was a defining year in the struggle against the Taliban.  Not only did the Taliban lose its greatest warrior/leader Dadullah, but it lost Dadullah’s Pakistani legacy in South Waziristan.  Lost it in such a way as to forever poison the relationship between the two Talibans.  In 2007, Baitullah Mehsud, representing the Afghan, Indian and US Govts., took over the organization formed in Wana by Nek Muhammad, under the watchful eyes of Mullah Dadullah and the Pak Army.  The successor to Nek and Dadullah initiated a reign of terror, and in so doing, he severed the Taliban supply link between the Tribal Region and Afghanistan…then he waged war against the Pakistani govt.

Since 2007, the Pentagon has been in full control of the Pakistani Taliban, and in secret control, or semi-control of the Afghan Taliban, through the Mansour faction.  Today, the region has become a sectarian battlefield, of sorts, between fake Taliban and challengers to them.  It seems that whichever side sets-off the biggest blast first, or the most effective blast, will rule the post-Omar Taliban (SEE: The Anatomy of A Psywar).

I suppose they hope to validate their plans to continue the war through the strength of the characters which they have created.]

Taliban dissidents launch parallel council amid rift

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Islamabad, Aug 3 : Amid a widening rift over succession following Mullah Omar’s death, senior Taliban leaders opposed to Mullah Akhtar Mansour’s nomination as the group’s supremo have launched a parallel council, according to a media report.

The senior Taliban members, opposed to Mullah Mansour’s ascendancy, yesterday launched their parallel ‘Shura’ or council and declared themselves as the ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’, the Express Tribune reported. ”A few people announced Mullah Akhtar Mansour as the new leader at a meeting where neither majority of the Shura members nor Ulema were invited,” the council said in a statement. ”They imposed Mullah Mansour’s leadership on the Islamic Emirate for vested interests,” it said.

The dissidents were quoted as saying that they would convene a meeting of the council members, Islamic scholars and national figures to elect a new chief. Mutasim Agha Jan, the former finance minister and a close confidant of Mullah Omar, has also refused to submit to the leadership of Mullah Mansour, an official close to Mutasim told the daily.

Similarly, Mansoor Dadullah, who leads the Dadullah Front, has also refused to endorse Mullah Mansour’s election.
Earlier, Mullah Omar’s family has also refused to pledge allegiance to Mullah Mansour. Mullah Omar’s younger brother Mullah Abdullah Mannan, in an audio message recorded in the Pashto language, has demanded that a council meeting of pro-Taliban clerics and militant commanders be called to deliberate and resolve the challenge facing the group.

“Our family… Has not declared allegiance to anyone amid these differences,” Manan said in the audio message. ”We want the ulema (religious scholars) to resolve the differences rather than declaring allegiance to any side,” he said. Mullah Omar’s son Yakoub has also challenged Mullah Mansour’s appointment as the Taliban supremo.

Meanwhile, a clash broke out between the Taliban militants for the first time since the confirmation of Mullah Omar’s death. The incident reportedly took place in western Herat province of Afghanistan today following a verbal clash between the militants regarding the appointment of the group’s new supreme leader, Afghanistan’s Khaama Press reported.

At least nine Taliban insurgents including a senior commander were killed during the infighting, the report said. The militants were divided in two groups over allegiance to Mullah Mansour which led to the gun battle, it said.

 

Taliban Kicks Out Prominent Commander

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By NOOR KHAN

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A key Taliban commander in southern Afghanistan has been dismissed for disobeying the militant group’s rules, a Taliban spokesman said Saturday.

Mansoor Dadullah was “disobeying orders” and conducting activities “against the Taliban’s rules and regulations,” said Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid.

“For this reason Mullah Mansoor Dadullah is no longer in the Taliban and no longer a Taliban commander,” Mujahid said in a statement he attributed to Taliban leader Mullah Omar.

But Dadullah’s spokesman said Sunday that Dadullah refused to accept the dismissal order, which he called a conspiracy.

“Mullah Omar is the Taliban supreme commander. We will always obey his orders. But this message, this order, is not from Mullah Omar,” Muhibullah Mahajir told The Associated Press.

Mujahid, the Taliban spokesman, reiterated on Sunday that the order came from Omar and said he would soon provide an audio clip with Omar ordering Dadullah out of the militia.

Dadullah rose in the militia’s ranks as a key commander in southern Afghanistan after his brother, Mullah Dadullah, was killed during a military operation last May in Helmand province. Mullah Dadullah was the highest-ranking Taliban commander killed since the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.

Mahajir said that Mansoor Dadullah had interrogated some “spies” and found that some Taliban commanders were involved in Mullah Dadullah’s death.

“That’s why some of these commanders who were involved in the killing of Mullah Dadullah have made a conspiracy against us,” said Mahajir, a spokesman who has contacted the AP in the past.

Source: AP