Mullah Mohammed Omar.
Mullah Mohammed Omar.

The leader of one of the deadliest Islamic militant groups, the Taliban, is not alive.

According to Afghan government sources, Mullah Mohammed Omar, 55, reportedly died about three years ago.

Reportedly a close associate of former Al Qaeda boss Osama Bin Laden, Mullah Omar, also known as the ‘Supreme Leader’ has had a bounty of US$10m issued by the State Department, following attacks on the Twin Towers on September 9, 2011, a dark day in the history of the US, commonly referred to as 9/11.

According to a biography released by the Taliban early this year, the reclusive Mullah Omar, a one-time leader of Afghanistan, has no known assets anywhere in the world.