Mullah Omar’s relatives may decline top Taliban positions


ISLAMABAD: The son and the brother of the late Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar may turn down positions in the new hierarchy of the orthodox militia over the latest assaults against members of a breakaway faction.

Under the leadership of Taliban chief Mullah Akhar Mansoor, Omar’s son Yaqoob and brother Abdul Manan have been offered memberships of the movement’s military commission and the powerful leadership council, respectively, according to a former Taliban minister.