Maulvi Umar

Maulvi Umar was a high profile Taliban member who was known to be a close comrade of Baitullah Mehsud, the leader of TTP and a well-known militant in the Waziristan region. Maulvi Umar also served as a spokesperson for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) until he was captured by Pakistan’s security forces in 18th August, 2009.

He had been serving as the spokesperson for the TTP since as early as late 2007.