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Obama Confirms Leader Dead as Taliban Meet on His Successor

By Matt Spetalnick and James Mackenzie HANOI/KABUL, May 23 – U.S. President Barack Obama confirmed on Monday that the leader of the Afghan Taliban had been killed in an American air strike, an attack likely to trigger another leadership tussle in a militant movement already riven by internal divisions. Obama, who started a three-day visit

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