Haji Omar Group (Ahmadzai Wazir)

Reported to have close ties to al-Qaeda fighters, Haji Omar was involved in the killing of tribal elders in Wana and a strong supporter of Uzbek militants in Waristan. After the Allied forces invaded Afghanistan in 2001, thousand of fighters from the Afghan Taliban, the Arab al-Qaeda, and their foreign affiliates--such as groups of Uzbeks, Chechens, and Tajiks--came to South Waziristan looking for refuge and bases to continue their fight against the American and NATO forces. The local tribes who were affiliated with the Afghan Taliban government before September 11--such as Abdullah Mehsud, Baitullah Mehsud, Nek Muhammad, Haji Sharif, and Haji Omar--began to organize local Taliban groups across South Waziristan. Haji Omar allied himself with the powerful Baitullah Mehsud (see separate entry). Haji Omar was reportedly killed bu a U.S. drone strike in North Waristan in 2009. His followers of a few hundred men have not been effective since his death.

Haji Omar Group (Ahmadzai Wazir), also known as Haji Umar Group is an active group formed c. 2001.
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