Afghan Biographies

Mullah Yaqoob

Name Mullah Yaqoob
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1990
Function/Grade Mullah Omar's son
History and Biodata

3. Biodata:
Mullah Omar's eldest son, Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob Yaqoub was born 1990.

Mullah Yaqoob was in-charge of military commission in 15 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces, a Taliban statement said. The military commission is responsible for overseeing all military affairs of the Taliban and is headed by Mullah Ibrahim Sadr.

In addition to being handed the key military position, he has also been included in the Taliban’s top decision-making council, the “Rehbari Shura.”

The Taliban have also inducted Mullah Abdul Manan, Mullah Omar’s brother and Yaqoob’s uncle, into the leadership council. The statement added that both Yaqoob and Manan had formally assumed their offices at a meeting of Taliban leaders, members of the leadership council and senior commanders. He opposed to late Mansour's ascension as leader of the Taliban.(20160405)

After Mullah Mansoor was killed in Pakistan on 20160521 when his vehicle was struck by a US drone, Haibatullah Akhundzada has been appointed as the new leader of the Islamic Emirate (Taliban) after a unanimous agreement in the shura (supreme council), and all the members of shura pledged allegiance to him,” the group said in a statement. Sirajuddin Haqqani and Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, son of former leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, will serve as deputies, Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban’s main spokesman, said in the statement.(20160523)



Last Modified 2016-05-25
Established 2016-05-25