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With Their Leader Dead, What are Afghan Taliban Doing?

As news of the death by a drone strike of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor emerged, the usual Taliban spokesmen accessible to media disappeared. So far, there has been radio silence from official Afghan Taliban sources. Behind the scenes though, it is probably quite different. Hectic messages are likely going back and forth among senior Taliban leaders. The Taliban have a structure for situations like these, according to Nazar Mohammad Mutmayeen, a pro-Taliban analyst based...

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