KABUL, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Taliban's fugitive chief
Mullah Mohammad Omar has appointed his close aide Mawlawi Abdul Kabir as new
commander of his loyalists in Afghanistan's eastern region, a local newspaper
"Mawlawi Abdul Kabir has replaced Anwarul Haq Mujahid
in eastern zone which includes Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar and Nooristan
provinces," Daily Afghanistan reported.
Kabir had served as provincial governor of Nangarhar
during Taliban regime and he was considered very close to Taliban elusive leader
However, the Taliban has not made any comment on the
The Taliban, removed from power by the U.S. invasion
in late 2001, has waged a years-long war against the current Afghan
administration and the international troops being deployed in the country.