The Taliban Leadership presentation looks at the major players in the Taliban movement in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Taliban movement spans the Pashtun tribal areas from western Pakistan to eastern and southern Afghanistan. Taliban leaders in Pakistan, such as Baitullah Mehsud, have sworn fealty to Mullah Omar and provide active support for attacks against NATO and Afghan security forces. Many of the Taliban leaders are closely associated with al Qaeda’s Osama bin Laden, Ayman al Zawahiri, or other al Qaeda leaders.
The presentation will be updated as photos of Taliban commanders become available.
With special thanks to Matt Dupee, who contributed to this report.