July 19, 2016

TALIWHO?:

Afghan Taliban dismiss reports of slowdown since change of leader (Reuters, 7/19/16)

Afghan government and NATO officials have said government forces have had growing success against the Taliban since U.S. commanders were granted more freedom to conduct air strikes and other operations against the insurgents.

They have also pointed to apparent leadership problems within the Taliban since former leader Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike and replaced by the hardline cleric Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada.

Posted by at July 19, 2016 8:27 PM

  

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