GITMO 5 TALIBAN CHARACTERISTICS + VALUE TO TALIBAN

GITMO Taliban Characteristics – Value to Taliban?

      1. Not equally important
      2. Two matter to the Taliban
      3. Not enough evidence to determine what impact will be.
      4. Mullah Mohammad Fazl: Taliban leader + Former chief of armed forces = Mass murder of unarmed Afghan civilians in 1999 & 2001 in Taliban offensives.
      5. Mullah Norullah Noori: Taliban operative & governor of Balkh province.
      6. Khair Ulla Said Wali Khairkhwa: Former Taliban Minister of the Interior. A relative moderate linked to the opium trade.
      7. Abdul Haq Wasiq: Former deputy chief of intelligence apparatus.
      8. Mohammed Nabi Omari: Minor Taliban official from Khost province & in Haqqani Network that has its own command structure.
      9. Some have links to AQ Contractors.
      10. “Claims made in the Guantanamo Bay tribunals and in press reports sourced to un-named US officials frequently do not stand up to close inspection.” — Clark
      11. Taliban are a loose, shifting network of militant groups
      12. Fazl & Noori…2 most useful to Taliban but Taliban have changed since 2001
      13. Power struggle in Taliban common = May not integrate after 13 yearsi

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