It harbors their leaders, including mullah Mohammed Omar in Quetta.
One is mullah Nooruddin Turabi, who was finally freed in late December.
“I think there is something wrong between mullah Omar and his top commanders,” he says.
mullah Abdul Qayam Zakir was said to be the number two to the vanished mullah Omar.
“mullah Omar is the link that keeps the Taliban united,” says the Taliban logistics officer.
In two minutes the mullah returned and threw a mat over the threshold.
No remarks on Somaliland would be complete without some mention of the mullah.
The mullah exhorted them all to the greatest efforts, and declared that he would himself lead the assault.
"That dhow is filled to overflowing with guns and ammunition for the mullah," he said.
Then the mullah laid the mallet down and though King ached to pick it up and examine it he did not dare.
title given in Muslim lands to one learned in theology and sacred law, 1610s, from Turkish molla, Persian and Urdu mulla, from Arabic mawla "master," from waliya "reigned, governed."