Abdul Bari (Taliban commander, Helmand)

Mullah Abdul Bari (died (2008-02-21)February 21, 2008) was alleged to be a Taliban commander.[1][2] He is reported to have been killed with 29 other fighters. However, Abdul-Bari survived and in fact was imprisoned in Pakistan from 2008-13. He was released in 2013 after a galling stint and promoted to command the Helmand military front. The released Abdul-Bari was at the time confused with another Abdul-Bari Agha, who had been governor during the 1990s. Source: https://www.thedailybeast.com/freed-taliban-prisoners-in-pakistan-and-afghanistan-return-to-jihad)

Mullah Noormal, a Taliban commander involved in the Taliban's successful capture of Musa Qala, told Asia Times that Abdul Bari was in overall command of the attack.[3]

Another Taliban commander named Mullah Abdul Bari was reported killed in Uruzgan Province on April 1, 2009.[4]


  1. ^ "Thirty Taliban killed in joint strikes". news.com.au. 2008-02-21. Retrieved 2009-11-16.[dead link]
  2. ^ Bill Roggio (2008-02-21). "Taliban field commander killed in Helmand province". Long War Journal. Archived from the original on 2008-07-08.
  3. ^ Syed Saleem Shahzad (2007-12-15). "British 'success' under siege in Afghanistan". Asia Times. Archived from the original on 2008-08-08.
  4. ^ "Australian soldiers kill IED expert Mullah Abdul Bari". news.com.au. 2009-04-01. Archived from the original on 2009-04-02. Retrieved 2009-11-16.