In July 2009, Newsweek published a Q&A that a Taliban spokesman said were answered via e-mail by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. In the exchange, Baradar discusses the health of his boss, Mullah Omar; the question of peace talks; reaction to the expected increase of U.S. troops in Afghanistan; and the status of the Taliban.
He also answered questions about operating in Pakistan:
The United States and Afghan president Hamid Karzai say you and your commanders are largely operating from Quetta in Pakistan. Is that true? This is baseless propaganda. The Shura's area of operations is inside Afghanistan.