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Synonyms for Mullah

a Muslim trained in the doctrine and law of Islam

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Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor has died of his injuries," Sultan Faizy, spokesman for Afghan first Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum wrote on his twitter account.
According to a release from Chinese news agency Xinuha, after having been elected as new Taliban chief, Mullah Akhtar Mansour had suspended talks between the Taliban and Afghan government, but did not close the option of peace talks.
He said the news regarding Mullah Omer's death was first released in Kabul on July 29 before 2nd round of talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government which was later confirmed by the President House in Kabul.
A clash erupted between supporters of Taliban new leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor and his opponents loyal to the former Taliban leader Mullah Omar in Akal village of Shindand district on Tuesday and so far 18 people from both sides have been killed and 10 others injured," Tolo said in its news bulletin.
Now all Mullah Omar's statements since April 2013 are in question, and so are the men who made them in his name.
Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, who has been chosen as the new leader (in very murky circumstances) by the Taliban political leadership, favours peace efforts.
It had been claimed by some quarters in Afghanistan that Mullah Omar had passed away two years ago at a hospital in Karachi and was laid to rest somewhere in the country.
Mansoor took over the Taliban after the group on Thursday confirmed that former leader Mullah Mohammad Omar had died and said they elected Mansoor as his successor.
Mullah Mansoor was the likely successor along with Mullah Baradar Akhund of the deceased Taliban supreme leader.
Reports emerged earlier this week that long-time Taliban leader Mullah Omar had actually died two years ago of Tuberculosis.
Summary: Afghanistan's main intelligence agency said Wednesday that the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years.
The mullah leads one of the most extremist Islamic religious schools in Pakistan, promoting jihad and global terrorism.
Two defence lawyers for the mullah argued that under the Sharia law, the mullah should be slashed 100 times and be released for his "adultery.
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A mullah who raped a 10-year-old girl in his mosque was sentenced to 20 years in prison after a dramatic trial here Saturday during which his accuser, weeping and shaking, summoned the courage to confront him.
He identified the slain commanders as Mullah Razzaq, Mullah Saifuddin, Mullah Mazullah, Nooruddin, Mullah Nasim, Mullah Shah Wali and Mullah Shah Gul.