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The Taliban’s Cruel New Leader – The Daily Beast

The Taliban’s Cruel New Leader – The Daily Beast

Just before two American Hellfire missiles blew up the leader of the Afghan Taliban in Pakistan over the weekend, he was on the phone with other senior figures in the movement, one of them tells The Daily Beast, “Then we lost contact with him.”That Mullah Mansour was using a form of communication that American intelligence can monitor, and does, and which probably helped pinpoint his location, suggests just how secure he felt as he reportedly made his way from a visit with family in Iran to the city of Quetta, capital of Pakistan’s Baluchistan province.

Source: The Taliban’s Cruel New Leader – The Daily Beast