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New Taliban Leaders Have Deep Experience in Afghan Insurgency

The Afghan Taliban on Friday praised their new leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, saying he was one of the most “trusted” associates of the late Mullah Omar, a statement likely meant to rally followers behind the leadership at a time of a deeply fractured insurgency. The historic power transition also raises hopes a more moderate leadership will pave the way for an end to Afghanistan's bloody war. Here’s a look at the leaders chosen Friday: Mullah Akhtar Mansoor The new...

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