Last year the Quetta shura finally approved peace contacts with America and the West.
Zakir and Haqqani are not the only ones whom the shura has tried to sideline or sack in the name of Mullah Omar.
Having seized Ismael, Mohammad sent word to the shura that he would trade his hostage for Maulvi Habibullah.
At the strategic level it means striking a deal with the Quetta shura.
My differences of opinion were not with the rest of the shura but with a few Taliban hardliners.
Dutikov reported that he had seen shura Dolinin going through the pockets of some one's overcoat.
shura began to cry, and said through his tears: "I haven't stolen anything."
shura recalled that he had promised to bring Krinin a book of popular songs.
shura quickly drew from his pockets all the absurd trifles usually found on boys, and then turned both his pockets inside out.
The first thing of which shura was conscious when he awoke one morning was that something was tearing on his person.