Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob

U.S. Says Late Taliban Leader Was Planning Attacks on Americans

By Jibran Ahmad and Jonathan Landay PESHAWAR, Pakistan/WASHINGTON, May 24 – U.S. President Barack Obama approved the drone strike that killed Mullah Akhtar Mansour because the Taliban leader was overseeing plans for new attacks on American targets in Kabul, the Afghan capital, U.S. officials said on Monday. While the Taliban have yet to confirm the death

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