On Wednesday the Afghan government said that it had credible information that Taliban leader Mullah Omar was dead and that he had died in 2013 in a hospital in Pakistan. Pakistan has not confirmed the news. This is not the first time that information has surfaced about Omar’s death. Just a couple of weeks ago the Taliban released a statement that it said was from Mullah Omar. That statement backed peace talks with the Afghan government. Anand Gopal, author of 'No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes', joins us to discuss the latest news of Omar’s death and what it could mean for the peace talks between the militants and the Afghan government.
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