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- Quetta : Capital of the Balochistan Province of Pakistan. It is believed to be the headquarters of the Taliban Quetta shura governing body under Mullah Muhammad Omar.
- Muhammad Omar : Salafist cleric and leader of the Taliban
- Pakistan : Country in southern Asia, established as a Muslim state split from India in 1947, bordering the Arabian Sea to the south, India to the east, Iran and Afghanistan to the west, and China to the north.
- Taliban : Salafist Islamic militia, governing Afghanistan 1996–2001; still fighting in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
- Taliban in Pakistan : Activities of the Taliban movement to take political control of parts of Pakistan, rather than using Pakistan as a sanctuary to operate in Afghanistan
- Mansur Dadullah Akhund : Taliban military commander in south Afghanistan who replaced his brother Dadullah Akhund in the summer of 2007; reported reported to have been arrested by Pakistani security forces in January 2008 but is thought to have been exchanged as part of a hostage deal; also known as Mullah Bakht or Bakht Mohammed; may be chief Taliban military strategist
- Mohammad Akhund : Governor of Kandahar and the Minister of Foreign Affairs under the Taliban government
- Ahmed Jan Akhunzada : Former Taliban corps commander for northern Afghanistan and Taliban regime's Interior Minister.
- Ahmed Aminullah : Add brief definition or description
- Sirajuddin Haqqani : Current leader of the Haqqani Network in Afghanistan and Pakistan; a Pashtun of the Zadran tribe and son of Jalaluddin Haqqani; commands Miramshah Regional Military Shura and is the Taliban shadow governor of Paktika, Paktia and Khost Provinces
- Maulvi Hamdullah : Taliban representative for the Gulf region; a close aide of Muhammad Omar since 1994, then Finance Minister of the Taliban government
- Mullah Jalil : Head of the Quetta shura Interior Affairs Committee
- Qudratullah Jamal : Heads investigative committee that deals with complaints from Afghan citizens against local Taliban personnel; liaison to the Taliban's global supporters; Taliban chief of propaganda from 2002-2005.
- Faqir Muhammed : Probably more associated with al-Qaeda than the Taliban, a tribal leader in Bajaur Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Area of Pakistan; involved with both and a possible deputy to Ayman al-Zawahiri; reportedly killed in an airstrike in March 2010
- Hafiz Majeed : Head of the Taliban Quetta Regional Military Shura; formerly Taliban intelligence chief.
- Abdulhai Mutmain : Head of the Quetta shura finance committee
- Abdul Latif Mansur : Commander of the Abdul Latif Mansur Network in Paktika, Paktia, and Khost; possible commander of the Peshawar regional military shura; serves on the Miramshah Shura and was the former Minister of Agriculture for the Taliban government
- Abdul Niyazic : Taliban shadow governor for Herat Province
- Mohammad Rahmani : Mullah Omar's "shadow"; Kandahar Province governor under the Taliban government
- Mohammad Rasul : Governor of Nimroz Province under the Taliban government
- Qari Talha : chief of Kabul operations for the Quetta shura Taliban
- Abdul Qayoum Zakir : Leads Gerdi Jangal Regional Military Shura and "surge" commander for the south; formerly in Guantanamo Bay detention camp; reported both as heading military affairs and captured by Pakistan in February 2010
Killed or captured
- Abdul Baradar : Senior leader, probably #2, of the Afghan Taliban, in the Quetta shura faction, captured by a Pakistani-U.S. operation in January 2010
- Abdul Kabir : Senior official in the Quetta shura branch of the Taliban; head of the Peshawar Regional Military Council and governor, under Taliban rule, of Nangarhar Province; in Pakistani custody as of February 2010
- Mir Mohammed : Taliban shadow governor of Baghlan Province; captured in February 2010.
- Abdul Salam : Taliban shadow governor of Kunduz Province; detained in February 2010.
- Dadullah Akhund : Taliban military commander in south Afghanistan; killed in combat with British forces in 2007
- Akhtar Mohammad Osmani : Senior Taliban military commander and the designated successor to Mullah Omar, a member of the Supreme Council of the Quetta Shura, killed by a U.S. airstrike in December 2006 was a member of the Quetta Shura and was the Taliban's chief of military operations in the provinces of Uruzgan, Nimroz, Kandahar, Farah, Herat, and Helmand, as well as a top aide to Mullah Omar. He also personally vouched for the safety of Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar. He was killed by Coalition forces while traveling near the Pakistani border in December 2006.
- Obaidullah Akhund : Former Taliban Defense Minister
- Anwarul Haq Mujahid : Member of Peshawar Regional Military Shura and the commander of the Tora Bora Military Front in Nangarhar Province was detained in Peshawar in June 2009; son of Yunis Khalis
- Ustad Mohammed Yasir : Chief of the Recruitment Committee and a Taliban spokesman before he was arrested in Peshawar in January 2009
- Abdul Raouf : Governor of Paktia Province under the Taliban; reportedly Taliban commander in northeast Afghanistan and captured by Pakistan in 2010