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Afghanistan’s Taliban announced Monday its deceased leader Mullah Omar’s elder son has assumed command of the insurgency in 15 out of the country’s 34 provinces. A Taliban statement said Omar’s son, Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, also has been inducted into the powerful decision making leadership council that the group calls “Rehbari Shura.” Reports of a power struggle within the Taliban had been circulating since the announcement last July that Omar was dead. The longtime Taliban leader...

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