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Taliban appoint new leader following death of Mansour in US drone strike | Fox News

Taliban appoint new leader following death of Mansour in US drone strike | Fox News

The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor.

In a statement sent to media, the insurgent group said its new leader is Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, one of two of Mansour’s deputies. It said he was chosen at a meeting of Taliban leaders, which was believed to have been held in Pakistan.

Source: Taliban appoint new leader following death of Mansour in US drone strike | Fox News