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Mullah Omar Resurfaces with Appeal for Muslims to Fight

Mullah Mohammad Omar, the Taleban leader who fled to Pakistan after U.S.-led forces routed his fighters in Afghanistan, has resurfaced with a message asking all Muslims to join his fight.

Mullah Omar dropped out of sight in late 2001, but he is believed to be in hiding somewhere near the Afghan-Pakistani border.

In a message distributed during the past several days in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, his former stronghold, the Taleban leader said his forces are intensifying their fight against those whom he called foreign occupiers of their homeland.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters.