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DW
Amnesty reports dramatic rise in the number of internally displaced Afghans |internal power struggle within the insurgent outfit following the announcement
Amnesty reports dramatic rise in the number of internally displaced Afghans |
DW / Posted 21 hours ago
internal power struggle within the insurgent outfit following the announcement of the death of its former leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has also derailed the government's efforts to hold peace talks with the militants. Compounding the... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Do "Targeted" US Killings Of Militant Leaders Work? Not So Muchswath of the Afghan population. The group’s military advances in 2013-15 weren’
Do "Targeted" US Killings Of Militant Leaders Work? Not So Much
Zero Hedge / Posted 23 hours ago
swath of the Afghan population. The group’s military advances in 2013-15 weren’t impeded by the fact that its leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, was secretly dead at the time, or by the assassinations of scores of commanders. In announcing Mullah... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Afghan official says Taliban attacks killed 12 policemenopium poppy-producing region is led by Mullah Yaqoub, the son of the one-eyed f
Afghan official says Taliban attacks killed 12 policemen
The Seattle Times / Posted yesterday
opium poppy-producing region is led by Mullah Yaqoub, the son of the one-eyed founder and late leaders of the Taliban, Mullah Mohammad Omar. Mullah Omar’s successor, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, was killed in a U.S. drone strike this month — almost... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Afghan official says Taliban attacks killed 12 policemenopium poppy-producing region is led by Mullah Yaqoub, the son of the one-eyed f
Afghan official says Taliban attacks killed 12 policemen
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted yesterday
opium poppy-producing region is led by Mullah Yaqoub, the son of the one-eyed founder and late leaders of the Taliban, Mullah Mohammad Omar. Mullah Omar's successor, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, was killed in a U.S. drone strike this month - almost... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Afghan official says Taliban attacks killed 12 policemenopium poppy-producing region is led by Mullah Yaqoub, the son of the one-eyed f
Afghan official says Taliban attacks killed 12 policemen
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted yesterday
opium poppy-producing region is led by Mullah Yaqoub, the son of the one-eyed founder and late leaders of the Taliban, Mullah Mohammad Omar. Mullah Omar's successor, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, was killed in a U.S. drone strike this month ���... Read more
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FOX News
Afghan official says Taliban attacks killed 12 policemenprovinces. The fight in the southern, opium poppy-producing region is led by M
Afghan official says Taliban attacks killed 12 policemen
FOX News / Posted yesterday
provinces. The fight in the southern, opium poppy-producing region is led by Mullah Yaqoub, the son of Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar. Mullah Omar's successor was killed in a drone strike this month and Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada was... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Afghan official says Taliban attacks killed 12 policemenprovinces. The fight in the southern, opium poppy-producing region is led by M
Afghan official says Taliban attacks killed 12 policemen
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted yesterday
provinces. The fight in the southern, opium poppy-producing region is led by Mullah Yaqoub, the son of Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar. Mullah Omar's successor was killed in a drone strike this month and Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada was... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Afghan official says Taliban attacks killed 12 policemenprovinces. The fight in the southern, opium poppy-producing region is led by M
Afghan official says Taliban attacks killed 12 policemen
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted yesterday
provinces. The fight in the southern, opium poppy-producing region is led by Mullah Yaqoub, the son of Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar. Mullah Omar's successor was killed in a drone strike this month and Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada was... Read more
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Pakistan News Tribune
Breakaway Taliban faction willing to hold peace talksRasool, who split from the Taliban last summer after Mullah Akhtar Mansour was
Breakaway Taliban faction willing to hold peace talks
Pakistan News Tribune / Posted yesterday
Rasool, who split from the Taliban last summer after Mullah Akhtar Mansour was chosen to succeed the group’s late founder, Mullah Mohammad Omar. Mansour was killed earlier this month in a US drone strike in Pakistan and was replaced days later by... Read more
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Deseret News
Breakaway Taliban faction expresses support for peace talksRasool, who split from the Taliban last summer after Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was
Breakaway Taliban faction expresses support for peace talks
Deseret News / Posted 2 days ago
Rasool, who split from the Taliban last summer after Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was chosen to succeed the group's late founder, Mullah Mohammad Omar. Mansoor was killed earlier this month in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan and was replaced days later... Read more
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CTV News
Breakaway Taliban faction expresses support for peace talksRasool, who split from the Taliban last summer after Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was
Breakaway Taliban faction expresses support for peace talks
CTV News / Posted 2 days ago
Rasool, who split from the Taliban last summer after Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was chosen to succeed the group's late founder, Mullah Mohammad Omar. Mansoor was killed earlier this month in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan and was replaced days later... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Breakaway Taliban faction expresses support for peace talksRasool, who split from the Taliban last summer after Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was
Breakaway Taliban faction expresses support for peace talks
Manila Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
Rasool, who split from the Taliban last summer after Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was chosen to succeed the group’s late founder, Mullah Mohammad Omar. Mansoor was killed earlier this month in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan and was replaced days later... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Breakaway Taliban faction expresses support for peace talksRasool, who split with the Taliban last summer after Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was
Breakaway Taliban faction expresses support for peace talks
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 2 days ago
Rasool, who split with the Taliban last summer after Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was chosen to succeed the group's late founder, Mullah Mohammad Omar. Mansoor was killed earlier this month in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan. The main Taliban faction has... Read more
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Salon.com
Breakaway Taliban faction expresses support for peace talksRasool, who split with the Taliban last summer after Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was
Breakaway Taliban faction expresses support for peace talks
Salon.com / Posted 2 days ago
Rasool, who split with the Taliban last summer after Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was chosen to succeed the group’s late founder, Mullah Mohammad Omar. Mansoor was killed earlier this month in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan. The main Taliban faction has... Read more
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ABC News
Breakaway Taliban Faction Expresses Support for Peace TalksRasool, who split with the Taliban last summer after Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was
Breakaway Taliban Faction Expresses Support for Peace Talks
ABC News / Posted 2 days ago
Rasool, who split with the Taliban last summer after Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was chosen to succeed the group's late founder, Mullah Mohammad Omar. Mansoor was killed earlier this month in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan. The main Taliban faction has... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Hope for peace grow dim with new Taliban leaderTaliban fighters, the movement's leadership lost Islamic legitimacy last year,
Hope for peace grow dim with new Taliban leader
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 2 days ago
Taliban fighters, the movement's leadership lost Islamic legitimacy last year, when it emerged that its founder, one-eyed Mullah Mohammad Omar, had been dead for years and that his deputy, a wealthy drug smuggler named Mullah Akhtar Mansour, had... Read more
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Herald Sun
New Taliban leader gets ultimatumTaliban fighters, the movement’s leadership lost Islamic legitimacy last year,
New Taliban leader gets ultimatum
Herald Sun / Posted 3 days ago
Taliban fighters, the movement’s leadership lost Islamic legitimacy last year, when it emerged that its founder, one-eyed Mullah Mohammad Omar, had been dead for years and that his deputy, a wealthy drug smuggler named Mullah Akhtar Mansour, had... Read more
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Perth Now
New Taliban leader gets ultimatumTaliban fighters, the movement’s leadership lost Islamic legitimacy last year,
New Taliban leader gets ultimatum
Perth Now / Posted 3 days ago
Taliban fighters, the movement’s leadership lost Islamic legitimacy last year, when it emerged that its founder, one-eyed Mullah Mohammad Omar, had been dead for years and that his deputy, a wealthy drug smuggler named Mullah Akhtar Mansour, had... Read more
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Air Force Times
Analysis: Hopes for peace dim with new Taliban leaderTaliban fighters, the movement's leadership lost Islamic legitimacy last year,
Analysis: Hopes for peace dim with new Taliban leader
Air Force Times / Posted 3 days ago
Taliban fighters, the movement's leadership lost Islamic legitimacy last year, when it emerged that its founder, one-eyed Mullah Mohammad Omar, had been dead for years and that his deputy, a wealthy drug smuggler named Mullah Akhtar Mansour, had... Read more
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News.com.au
New Taliban leader gets ultimatumTaliban fighters, the movement’s leadership lost Islamic legitimacy last year,
New Taliban leader gets ultimatum
News.com.au / Posted 3 days ago
Taliban fighters, the movement’s leadership lost Islamic legitimacy last year, when it emerged that its founder, one-eyed Mullah Mohammad Omar, had been dead for years and that his deputy, a wealthy drug smuggler named Mullah Akhtar Mansour, had... Read more
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The Courier Mail
New Taliban leader gets ultimatumTaliban fighters, the movement’s leadership lost Islamic legitimacy last year,
New Taliban leader gets ultimatum
The Courier Mail / Posted 3 days ago
Taliban fighters, the movement’s leadership lost Islamic legitimacy last year, when it emerged that its founder, one-eyed Mullah Mohammad Omar, had been dead for years and that his deputy, a wealthy drug smuggler named Mullah Akhtar Mansour, had... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
AP Analysis: Hopes for peace dim with new Taliban leaderTaliban fighters, the movement's leadership lost Islamic legitimacy last year,
AP Analysis: Hopes for peace dim with new Taliban leader
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 3 days ago
Taliban fighters, the movement's leadership lost Islamic legitimacy last year, when it emerged that its founder, one-eyed Mullah Mohammad Omar, had been dead for years and that his deputy, a wealthy drug smuggler named Mullah Akhtar Mansour, had... Read more
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News 8000
New Taliban leader: No to peace talksMullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment
New Taliban leader: No to peace talks
News 8000 / Posted 5 days ago
Mullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment of Akhundzada "will bring back the era of Mullah Mohammad Omar," referring to the one-eyed mujahedeen commander who led the group from its inception in 1994, with "a... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Afghan Taliban’s new chief Haibatullah Akhundzada rejects peace talksa statement released by the insurgent group, Sirajuddin Haqqani, head of a netw
Afghan Taliban’s new chief Haibatullah Akhundzada rejects peace talks
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 5 days ago
a statement released by the insurgent group, Sirajuddin Haqqani, head of a network blamed for many high-profile bombings in Kabul in recent years, and Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, son of former leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, will serve as his... Read more
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The Financial Express
Afghan Taliban under new chief reject peace talks, vow to continue fightingblamed for many high-profile bombs attacks in Kabul in recent years, and Mullah
Afghan Taliban under new chief reject peace talks, vow to continue fighting
The Financial Express / Posted 5 days ago
blamed for many high-profile bombs attacks in Kabul in recent years, and Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, son of former leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, will serve as deputies, Zabihullah Mujahid. Mansour was reportedly killed in Pakistan on Saturday when... Read more
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Business Standard India
New Afghan Taliban chief rejects peace talks, vows to continue fightingblamed for many high-profile bombs attacks in Kabul in recent years, and Mullah
New Afghan Taliban chief rejects peace talks, vows to continue fighting
Business Standard India / Posted 5 days ago
blamed for many high-profile bombs attacks in Kabul in recent years, and Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, son of former leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, will serve as deputies, Zabihullah Mujahid. Mansour was reportedly killed in Pakistan on Saturday when... Read more
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dna
Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada leader was not obvious candidate: Senior Taliban membersleadership role. SON BUT NOT HEIR After Haqqani was sidelined, Mullah Mohamma
Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada leader was not obvious candidate: Senior Taliban members
dna / Posted 5 days ago
leadership role. SON BUT NOT HEIR After Haqqani was sidelined, Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, a son of late Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar who attended the meeting, was put forward as leader, but turned the offer down because he feared he... Read more
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KQ2 St. Joseph
New Taliban leader: No to peace talksMullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment
New Taliban leader: No to peace talks
KQ2 St. Joseph / Posted 5 days ago
Mullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment of Akhundzada "will bring back the era of Mullah Mohammad Omar," referring to the one-eyed mujahedeen commander who led the group from its inception in 1994, with "a... Read more
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My EastText
New Taliban leader: No to peace talksMullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment
New Taliban leader: No to peace talks
My EastText / Posted 5 days ago
Mullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment of Akhundzada "will bring back the era of Mullah Mohammad Omar," referring to the one-eyed mujahedeen commander who led the group from its inception in 1994, with "a... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
New Taliban leader: No to peace talksMullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment
New Taliban leader: No to peace talks
KTXS Abilene / Posted 5 days ago
Mullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment of Akhundzada "will bring back the era of Mullah Mohammad Omar," referring to the one-eyed mujahedeen commander who led the group from its inception in 1994, with "a... Read more
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KECI Missoula
New Taliban leader: No to peace talksMullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment
New Taliban leader: No to peace talks
KECI Missoula / Posted 5 days ago
Mullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment of Akhundzada "will bring back the era of Mullah Mohammad Omar," referring to the one-eyed mujahedeen commander who led the group from its inception in 1994, with "a... Read more
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KCBA FOX 35 Salinas
New Taliban leader: No to peace talksMullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment
New Taliban leader: No to peace talks
KCBA FOX 35 Salinas / Posted 5 days ago
Mullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment of Akhundzada "will bring back the era of Mullah Mohammad Omar," referring to the one-eyed mujahedeen commander who led the group from its inception in 1994, with "a... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
New Taliban leader: No to peace talksMullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment
New Taliban leader: No to peace talks
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 days ago
Mullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment of Akhundzada "will bring back the era of Mullah Mohammad Omar," referring to the one-eyed mujahedeen commander who led the group from its inception in 1994, with "a... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
New Taliban leader: No to peace talksMullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment
New Taliban leader: No to peace talks
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 5 days ago
Mullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment of Akhundzada "will bring back the era of Mullah Mohammad Omar," referring to the one-eyed mujahedeen commander who led the group from its inception in 1994, with "a... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
New Taliban leader: No to peace talksMullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment
New Taliban leader: No to peace talks
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 5 days ago
Mullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment of Akhundzada "will bring back the era of Mullah Mohammad Omar," referring to the one-eyed mujahedeen commander who led the group from its inception in 1994, with "a... Read more
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KXLY-TV Spokane
New Taliban leader: No to peace talksMullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment
New Taliban leader: No to peace talks
KXLY-TV Spokane / Posted 5 days ago
Mullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment of Akhundzada "will bring back the era of Mullah Mohammad Omar," referring to the one-eyed mujahedeen commander who led the group from its inception in 1994, with "a... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
New Taliban leader: No to peace talksMullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment
New Taliban leader: No to peace talks
KTVZ Bend / Posted 5 days ago
Mullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment of Akhundzada "will bring back the era of Mullah Mohammad Omar," referring to the one-eyed mujahedeen commander who led the group from its inception in 1994, with "a... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
New Taliban leader: No to peace talksMullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment
New Taliban leader: No to peace talks
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 5 days ago
Mullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment of Akhundzada "will bring back the era of Mullah Mohammad Omar," referring to the one-eyed mujahedeen commander who led the group from its inception in 1994, with "a... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
New Taliban leader: No to peace talksMullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment
New Taliban leader: No to peace talks
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 5 days ago
Mullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment of Akhundzada "will bring back the era of Mullah Mohammad Omar," referring to the one-eyed mujahedeen commander who led the group from its inception in 1994, with "a... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
New Taliban leader: No to peace talksMullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment
New Taliban leader: No to peace talks
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 5 days ago
Mullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment of Akhundzada "will bring back the era of Mullah Mohammad Omar," referring to the one-eyed mujahedeen commander who led the group from its inception in 1994, with "a... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
New Taliban leader: No to peace talksMullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment
New Taliban leader: No to peace talks
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 5 days ago
Mullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment of Akhundzada "will bring back the era of Mullah Mohammad Omar," referring to the one-eyed mujahedeen commander who led the group from its inception in 1994, with "a... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Little-known extremist cleric chosen to lead Afghan Talibanattacks during his brief and divisive rule. Akhundzada is regarded as a convin
Little-known extremist cleric chosen to lead Afghan Taliban
Daily Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
attacks during his brief and divisive rule. Akhundzada is regarded as a convincing orator and was close to Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar, who consulted with him on religious matters. A member of the Noorzai tribe, Akhundzada comes from a... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
New Taliban leader: No to peace talksMullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment
New Taliban leader: No to peace talks
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 5 days ago
Mullah Omar, killed in Pakistan in 2013. The source said that the appointment of Akhundzada "will bring back the era of Mullah Mohammad Omar," referring to the one-eyed mujahedeen commander who led the group from its inception in 1994, with "a... Read more
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Pakistan News Tribune
Haibatullah Akhundzada rejected peace talksblamed for many high-profile bombs attacks in Kabul in recent years, and Mullah
Haibatullah Akhundzada rejected peace talks
Pakistan News Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
blamed for many high-profile bombs attacks in Kabul in recent years, and Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, son of former leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, will serve as deputies, Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban's main spokesman, said in the statement. Both... Read more
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Boston Globe
Taliban name lesser-known cleric as new leaderthe insurgency’s day-to-day operations leader; and Mullah Mohammad Yaqoub, in h
Taliban name lesser-known cleric as new leader
Boston Globe / Posted 6 days ago
the insurgency’s day-to-day operations leader; and Mullah Mohammad Yaqoub, in his 20s and the son of the group’s founder, Mullah Mohammad Omar — were named as deputies Wednesday, according to a statement from the Taliban’s core leadership council... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Little-known extremist cleric chosen to lead Afghan Talibanattacks during his brief and divisive rule. Akhundzada is regarded as a convin
Little-known extremist cleric chosen to lead Afghan Taliban
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
attacks during his brief and divisive rule. Akhundzada is regarded as a convincing orator and was close to Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar, who consulted with him on religious matters. A member of the Noorzai tribe, Akhundzada comes from a... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Afghan Taliban Appoints New Leadernetwork blamed for many deadly bomb attacks in Kabul in recent years, and Mulla
Afghan Taliban Appoints New Leader
The Huffington Post / Posted 6 days ago
network blamed for many deadly bomb attacks in Kabul in recent years, and Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, son of Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar, will serve as deputies. The announcement, following a meeting of the Taliban's main shura, or... Read more
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The Daily Mining Gazette
Next target: New Taliban leader appointedyear. Mansour had officially led the Taliban since last summer, when the death
Next target: New Taliban leader appointed
The Daily Mining Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
year. Mansour had officially led the Taliban since last summer, when the death of the movement's founder, the one-eyed Mullah Mohammad Omar became public. But he is believed to have run the movement in Mullah Omar's name for more than two... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
Little-known extremist cleric chosen to lead Afghan Talibanattacks during his brief and divisive rule. Akhundzada is regarded as a convin
Little-known extremist cleric chosen to lead Afghan Taliban
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 6 days ago
attacks during his brief and divisive rule. Akhundzada is regarded as a convincing orator and was close to Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar, who consulted with him on religious matters. A member of the Noorzai tribe, Akhundzada comes from a... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
Little-known extremist cleric chosen to lead Afghan Talibanattacks during his brief and divisive rule. Akhundzada is regarded as a convin
Little-known extremist cleric chosen to lead Afghan Taliban
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 6 days ago
attacks during his brief and divisive rule. Akhundzada is regarded as a convincing orator and was close to Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar, who consulted with him on religious matters. A member of the Noorzai tribe, Akhundzada comes from a... Read more
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