PBS NewsHour

Why is word of Mullah Omar’s death coming out now?

Clip: 07/29/2015 | 4m 37s

The Taliban's supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar was confirmed dead by a spokesman for Afghanistan's intelligence agency, which claims that he died two years ago at a hospital in Pakistan. Although Omar has not been seen publicly since 2001, the Taliban was issuing statements in his name as recently as two weeks ago. Judy Woodruff talks with Jessica Donati of Reuters.

Aired: 07/29/15

Rating: NR

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