Afghan Taliban Appoint New Leader After Mansour’s Death — TIME

(KABUL, Afghanistan) — The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor. In a statement sent to media, the insurgent group said its new leader is Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, one of two of Mansour’s deputies.…

via Afghan Taliban Appoint New Leader After Mansour’s Death — TIME

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