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Taliban Announce New Leadership

The Afghan Taliban announced Friday that its 'shura' or supreme council has chosen Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as the new chief of the Afghan insurgent group a day after confirming reports of the death of its founder, Mullah Omar. Friday's announcement in Pashto language was emailed to VOA by Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid. The new leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor served as deputy to Mullah Omar and was the head of the Taliban's political and military affairs.  The...

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