The secretive leader of the Afghan Taliban pledged on Monday that his followers will keep fighting if the government in Kabul signs a crucial security deal with the United States.
The rarely photographed Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is reportedly seen in this undated photo.
Mullah Mohammad Omar also called on his fighters to intensify their insurgent campaign against Afghan and NATO forces, and urged all Afghans to boycott next year's elections, including the vote to elect a successor to President Hamid Karzai. The message from the Taliban leader came in an email distributed to media on the eve of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday.
SOURCE: The Associated Press