|Date of birth||1990|
|Function/Grade||Mullah Omar's son|
|History and Biodata||
Mullah Yaqoob was in-charge of military commission in 15 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces, a Taliban statement said. The military commission is responsible for overseeing all military affairs of the Taliban and is headed by Mullah Ibrahim Sadr.
In addition to being handed the key military position, he has also been included in the Taliban’s top decision-making council, the “Rehbari Shura.”
The Taliban have also inducted Mullah Abdul Manan, Mullah Omar’s brother and Yaqoob’s uncle, into the leadership council. The statement added that both Yaqoob and Manan had formally assumed their offices at a meeting of Taliban leaders, members of the leadership council and senior commanders. He opposed to late Mansour's ascension as leader of the Taliban.(20160405)