Afghan Taliban publish detailed biography of Mullah Omar:
By publishing the 5,000-word biography of the insurgent leader, the Islamist group attempts to disprove the swirling rumours that Omar could be dead.
Under the section titled 'His daily activities in the present circumstances,' the organisation says: "In the present crucial conditions and regularly being tracked by the enemy, no major change and disruption has been observed in the routine works of [Mullah Omar]."
The lengthy statement continues: "[Omar] keenly follows and inspects the jihadi activities against the brutal infidel foreign invaders. He remains in touch with the day-to-day happenings of his country as well as the outside world."