PESHAWAR – Taliban’s spiritual leader Mullah Muhammad Omar has ordered militant group to out criminals as they are defaming the armed militia, a private TV channel reported on Tuesday.
In a letter to Taliban, Mullah Omar said that the criminals were defaming the militant group and they should be expelled from the ranks immediately, the TV channel reported. He instructed Taliban leaders to wage an open war if the offenders resist.
On the other hand, Taliban commander Ahmad Marwat also urged that the militant group should obey the command of its spiritual leader. Mullah Omar was Afghanistan's de facto 11th head of state from 1996 to late 2001, under the official title “Head of the Supreme Council.”
Mullah Omar held the title commander of the faithful (Ameer-ul-Momineen) of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, which was recognised by only three nations: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.