Mullah Omar

KABUL (Reuters) - A biography of one-eyed former Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar says he lived near a U.S. base in Afghanistan for years, not in Pakistan as U.S. officials have said, exposing Western failure to track him down, but a spokesman for the Afghan president described the claim as "delusional".

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Indian pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan captured by Pakistan is seen in this handout photo released February 27, 2019. (Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) Handout via Reuters)

NEW DELHI — An Indian Air Force pilot captured by Pakistan was released on Friday, offering the two countries a chance to de-escalate the worst military tensions in decades.

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Indian Wing Cmdr. Abhinandan Varthaman, in the navy blazer, waiting to cross the border into India after being released from Pakistani custody. (Sky News)

Pakistan returned a captured Indian fighter pilot late on Friday, after a dramatic clash between regional rivals that him shot down over the fiercely-contested Kashmir border region.

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Indian pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan captured by Pakistan is seen in this handout photo released February 27, 2019. (Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) Handout via Reuters)

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A downed Indian fighter pilot who was attacked by a mob and then paraded on video by Pakistan's army has become a social media sensation and a hero in his homeland amid a spiraling crisis between the nuclear-armed neighbors.

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India's Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol along the fenced border with Pakistan in Ranbir Singh Pura sector near Jammu February 26, 2019. (Reuters/Mukesh Gupta)

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and Pakistan both said they shot down each other's fighter jets on Wednesday, with Pakistan capturing an Indian pilot a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan for the first time since a 1971 war, prompting world powers to urge restraint.

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Associated Press/Khuram Parvez

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Radio Free Europe/Radio Free Liberty.

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