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Afghan Taliban appoint Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada as new leader
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Afghan Taliban appoint Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada as new leader

by firstsource newsMay 25, 2016

Deputy of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, who was killed in a US drone strike last week, will take control of insurgent group

The in have confirmed the death of former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor in a US drone strike last week and appointed his successor.

Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, a prominent religious scholar and deputy to the killed leader, will head the militant movement, which has been in disarray since its founder, Mullah Omar, was proclaimed dead last summer.

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