AGE: Around 40
OCCUPATION: Taliban commander
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: The Taliban's one-legged military strategist, chief recruiter and spokesman who has become a star in Jihadi circles. He has revitalized the Taliban, changed its tactics to more closely resemble those of al-Qaeda -- stepping up, for example, suicide bombings -- and has seized de facto control of vast swathes of southern Afghanistan.
CON: He's charismatic and a survivor, but lacks the intellectual heft of a leader like Osama bin Laden or Taliban chief Mullah Omar.
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