Iran Radio: Taliban Sets Up Top Military Headquarters near Pakistan Border
Mullah Mohammad Omar, chief of Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia, ordered Saturday the setting up of the general headquarters at the Khowst military base, some 30 kilometers from the Pakistani border, Iranian radio reported.
The report, quoting "sources close to the Taliban," also said Omar had named Molavi Jalaleddin Haqani, a Taliban military commander, as commander-in-chief of the militia forces.
Khowst is located in the border province of Paktia, some 140 kilometers southeast of the Afghan capital, Kabul -- TEHRAN (AFP)
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