Taliban Confirmed Death of Mansour

Time: 7:39 a.m. CEST

The Taliban confirmed on Wednesday the death of their leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour in a statement that says he died in an American drone strike, the New York Times publishes.

The Taliban selected Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada for a new leader, while Sarajuddin Haqqani and Mullah Muhammad Yaqoub are his deputies. Yaqoub, is a son of Mullah Muhammad Omar whose death was confirmed in July.

President Barack Obama confirmed on Monday death of Mansour. The drone strike was on Saturday in a remote parts in Pakistan.


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