TALIBAN’S LEADER – MULLAH AKHTAR MANSOOR – KILLED !
Although the Taliban denied their legendary leader Mullah Omar died already in 04/2013 the Taliban has elected Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as its new leader, Taliban sources have told various media channels on Thursday 07/30/2015. . The group, eventually, also confirmed the death of Mullah Omar. The Afghan government said on Wednesday that Omar died more than two years ago, in a hospital in Karachi i (see also – Mullah Omar’s deputies ).
Following the announcement, a second round of peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government have been postponed.
“The council also elected Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is known as Khalifa, the chief of Haqqani as deputy of the Taliban’s leader,” the Taliban spohseman told reporters on the condition of anonymity.
Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was the likely successor along with Mullah Baradar Akhund of the deceased Taliban supreme leader. Earlier, it was speculated in the Taliban circle that Mansoor’s position had been widely damaged for spreading news of Mullah Omar’s death.
The nomination of Sirajuddin Haqqani as deputy of the Taliban leader will consolidate and coordinate the Haqqani network with the Taliban organisation -most likely mainly against the growing influence of the Islamic State ( ISIS ) in the region .
Indeed, on Monday 08/03/2015, the Pakistani Taliban – Tehrik-e-Taleban – released a video footage, through the web, showing its support of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, its new leader. The Afghan government and the Taliban began, yet another peace talks last month.
** The USA has carried out a drone strike against Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor in southeast Afghanistan late Friday 05/20/2016 night, the Pentagon said on Saturday 05/21/2016. Reuters quoted a US official as saying that Mansour was “likely killed” along with another combatant. He added that multiple U.S. drones targeted the men as they rode in a vehicle. The Afghan Taliban have confirmed, on Sunday 05/22/2016, the death of leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor . He was replaced, on Wednesday 05/25/2016, by Haibatullah Akhundzada .
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