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Former warlord named as ‘mentor’ of 9/11 mastermind to run for president in Afghanistan

The former Islamist warlord who was named in the 9/11 commission report as being the “mentor” of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed — the mastermind of the attacks — has announced his candidacy for the presidency of Afghanistan.

Abdul Rab Rasoul Sayyaf, 67, drove through Kabul on Thursday in a motorcade flanked by heavily-armed ex-fighters to register for the April 2014 election, The Telegraph reports.

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