The car that Mullah Omar, the historical leader of the Taliban, used to evade US bombings after September 11, 2001, has been found in the east of the country. AfghanistanLocal officials announced, 21 years after he was deliberately buried.
The white Toyota Corolla was buried in a village in the southeastern province of Zabul Afghanistanby Taliban leader Abdul-Jabbar al-Omari, who ordered its discovery this week.
“It is in good condition, only the front part is slightly damaged,” Rahmatullah Hammad, director of information and culture in Zabul province, told AFP.
He explained that “this car was buried by the Mujahideen (Taliban fighters) to prevent its destruction.”
The car that Mullah Omar used as a fugitive after the 2001 attacks and was discovered in Afghanistan – Photo: AFP PHOTO / Taliban media officials
Taliban officials posted pictures of the car in a large pit, partially covered with earth, dug with picks and shovels.
According to Rahmatullah Hammad, the Taliban intend to place the car in the National Museum in Kabul, to display it as a “great historical moment”.
The Taliban movement was formed in Kandahar by Mullah Omar, who led the Islamist movement to power in 1996 after a bloody civil war and imposed an extremist interpretation of Sharia (Islamic law) across the country.
a Afghanistan It then became a haven for jihadist groups, including al-Qaeda, responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks.
When the Taliban refused to hand over al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the United States and its allies launched a major military operation in Afghanistan The Taliban were expelled from power.
Mullah Omar passed away in 2013.
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