Afghan Taliban offer leader’s biography amid power struggle

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Supporters of Jamiat Nazariyati hold a banner reading in Urdu 'Long Live Mullah Muhammad Omar', during a rally in Quetta, Pakistan, 02 Agust 2015.

Afghan Taliban offer leader’s biography amid power struggle


KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban published a biography of their new leader Monday as hundreds of insurgents met to resolve a dispute over his appointment following the death of figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar.

The detailed biography, emailed to journalists in five languages, offers the story of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, who now leads the Taliban in its fight against the Afghan government.

Mansoor was named as the Taliban's leader last month after the Afghan government revealed tha...


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