Mullah Mansur, The Afghan Taliban's New Leader

Mullah Mansur, The Afghan Taliban's New Leader The Afghan Taliban has a new leader, one who appears pragmatic and moderate compared to the near-mythical figure he replaces. In being named as the new head of the Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansur, one of the founders of the movement, was granted the title of Amir-ul-Momineen (Commander of the Faithful). This gives him the same supreme status held by his predecessor, Mullah Mohammad Omar, whose 2013 death was confirmed this week. Mullah Mansur is believed to be a proponent of ongoing peace talks with the Afghan government, and his accession has raised hopes of a negotiated end to the Taliban's 14-year insurgency in Afghanistan. Trusted Heir In a statement released by the Taliban on July 30, the group described Mullah Mansur as one of the mos...
Please or to Read More Entire Article

Related Tags

Related Article

Article by Same Author

In case you come across any suspicious activity, any suspicious movement or have any information to tell to the Anti-Terror Squad, please take a note of the new ALL INDIA TOLL-FREE Terror Help-line '1090'. Your city's Police or Anti-Terror squad will take action as quickly as possible. Remember that this single number 1090 is valid all over india. This is a toll free number and can be dialled from mobile phones also. Moreover, the identity of the caller will be kept a secret.

Please try to make aware each and every citizen of india about this facility.

Helpline 1090