Taliban founder lived near US military base in Afghanistan: report

Taliban founder Mullah Omar lived next to a US base in the Afghan province of Zabul for years, Dutch journalist Bette Dam claims in her new Dutch-language book “Searching for the Enemy.”

“The US, and almost everyone else, had it wrong,” Dam, who spent eight years researching the Taliban leader, wrote in an English-language excerpt. “After 2001, Mullah Omar never stepped foot in Pakistan, instead opting to hide in this native land — and for eight years, lived just a few miles from a major US Forward Operating Base that housed thousands of soldiers.”

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