Haibatullah Akhunzada

Afghan Taliban Appoint New Leader After Mansour’s Death

KABUL, May 25  – The Afghan Taliban have named a deputy to former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour as their new leader, a spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday, the group’s first official confirmation that Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike. Haibatullah Akhunzada, who was named in a United Nations report last year

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