Top Taliban Commander Captured

The top Afghan Taliban military commander Mullah Abdual Ghani Baradar has been captured in Pakistan, U.S. officials said in this BBC report.
Baradar reportedly manages all long-term strategic planning for the Afghan Taliban. U.S. officials believe his capture could have a large effect on the Taliban insurgency's operations.
The capture is part of a NATO offensive against the Taliban in Afghanistan's south.
The New York Times reports that analysts believe the arrest is a strategic coup for Pakistani intelligence forces, positioning Pakistan for a more involved role in dealing with the Taliban.
The Taliban have denied the arrest.

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