Sources: Taliban's Top Military Commander Captured

A senior U.S. official says the Taliban's top military commander has been captured in Pakistan in a joint operation by Pakistani and U.S. intelligence forces.

The official says Pakistan has had Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar -- the No. 2 behind Mullah Muhammad Omar -- in custody for more than several days.

He spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information.

A Pakistani intelligence officer said Baradar was arrested in the city of Karachi "about 10 days ago."

The New York Times first reported the arrest on its Web site late Monday.


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  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Feb 17, 2010 at 02:47 AM
    Wake me up when we have captured the one that has taken this ones place. ...Or the 50 after that... There is no end to these crazies. ...There is always another ready to take the place of the last one! ..We have done NOTHING!!!!!!
  • by TK on Feb 16, 2010 at 08:38 AM
    It seems to be that the Obama administration is prosecuting the fight against the Taliban (remember THEY attacked us on 9/11- not Iraq) FAR better than the Bush administration that "cut and ran" so they could get us into Iraq so quickly and with such poor intelligence. Now go ahead and melt down here on me neo-cons, this old soldier can take it.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2010 at 07:57 AM
    Good deal! Why is this not a top story?
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Feb 16, 2010 at 05:12 AM
    I sure hope there was no delay in "Mirandizing" him.
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