Why the U.S. Never Caught Mullah Omar

In 2004, across the time he turned 10, Mohammed Asrar discovered that somebody had been dwelling for greater than two years behind a hidden door in his household’s home in southern Afghanistan. The shadowy visitor was Mullah Omar, the Taliban’s founder and non secular chief and considered one of America’s most needed males.

After the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, Mullah Omar had disappeared, evading U.S. efforts to seize or kill him for greater than a dozen years. A $10 million bounty on his head failed to reveal him, and the Taliban even saved secret his demise from pure causes in 2013. He formally remained a U.S. goal for 2 extra years.