Taliban leader capture confirmed by White House

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Posted: Feb 17, 2010 1:38 PM by Katherine Gouner
Updated: Feb 17, 2010 1:57 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Pakistan, Taliban, CIA, capture, White House, confirm

The White House confirms the capture of Afghan's Taliban leader in Pakistan. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was arrested earlier this month in a joint operation by CIA and Pakistani security. He is being interrogated, but the results of the questioning are not being released.

White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, told reporters the capture, "is a big success for our mutual efforts in the region." He says the capture is a sign of increased cooperation with the fight against terror.

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