• The elusive Afghan Taliban supreme leaderMullah Mohammad Omar, who had called on his warriors last November to continue the war againstNATO-led forces in Afghanistan, has now confirmed having opened peace talks with the US authorities, 

  • The one-eyed Omar, who has escaped the US manhunt since his regime was ousted in late 2001, made two demands - release of Afghan prisoners from Guantanamo Bay detention facility and complete pullout of US-led forces from Afghanistan

  • Mullah Omar, the founder of the Taliban movement, has been in hiding since 2001 when the US-led invasion of Afghanistan toppled his Islamist fundamentalist regime. 

  • The US officials earlier claimed that Mullah Omar was one of the original planners of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States,