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Will do whatever we need to do to protect our forces: Pentagon

May 27, 2016

Will do whatever we need to do to protect our forces: Pentagon

The Pentagon did not rule out hitting the new Taliban leader to protect its forces in Afghanistan while it said it will continue to do whatever is needed to protect its forces. #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Pentagon #Peter Cook
Despite Mansour's death, Taliban will continue agenda of violence: Obama

May 26, 2016

Despite Mansour's death, Taliban will continue agenda of violence: Obama

Obama was speaking the day after Taliban named Haibatullah Akhundzada as their new leader, after the death of Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a US drone strike. #Obama #Taliban #NewsTracker #G7 #Mansour #Haibatullah Akhundzada
Pakistan confirms Taliban leader Mullah Mansour is dead

May 26, 2016

Pakistan confirms Taliban leader Mullah Mansour is dead

Pakistan said that the death of Mansour has added to the "complexity of the Afghan conflict". #Pakistan #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Mullah Mansour
Meet Haibatullah Akhundzada: All you need to know about the new Taliban chief

May 26, 2016

Meet Haibatullah Akhundzada: All you need to know about the new Taliban chief

Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada was appointed as the new Taliban chief after Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US drone strike last week #Al-Qaeda #Taliban #Afghanistan #ConnectTheDots #peace process #US troops #Taliban chief #islamic-state #Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada
Haibatullah Akhundzada was not 'obvious' candidate: Senior Taliban members

May 26, 2016

Haibatullah Akhundzada was not 'obvious' candidate: Senior Taliban members

Haibatullah Akhundzada, the Islamic legal scholar appointed leader of the Afghan Taliban on Wednesday, was not the obvious choice when senior members of the militant movement gathered to appoint a new "emir". #United Nations #Taliban #NewsTracker #Kabul #afghan-taliban #Mullah Akhtar Mansour #Haibatullah Akhundzada
New Taliban leader has the chance to choose 'peace' and work towards a negotiated solution: US

May 26, 2016

New Taliban leader has the chance to choose 'peace' and work towards a negotiated solution: US

The new Taliban leader has an opportunity to choose peace and to work towards a negotiated solution to join the Afghan-led peace talks, the US said. "We would hope that he would seize the opportunity," State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner told reporters at his daily news conference on Wednesday. #US #Pakistan #Taliban #Afghanistan #afghan-taliban #Mullah Mansour #Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada
Afghan bombing: Taliban bomber hits court minibus in Kabul, killing 10

May 25, 2016

Afghan bombing: Taliban bomber hits court minibus in Kabul, killing 10

An Afghan official said a suicide bomber has struck a vehicle carrying court employees in Kabul, killing 10 people. #Taliban #Afghanistan #Kabul #Suicide bombing #US drone strike #Mullah Akhtar Mansour
Afghan Taliban appoints new leader following Mansour's death

May 25, 2016

Afghan Taliban appoints new leader following Mansour's death

The Afghan Taliban has confirmed that its former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US drone strike last week and appointed a successor. #Pakistan #Taliban #Kabul #afghan-taliban #Mullah Akhtar Mansour #Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada
Pakistan refuses to confirm Taliban chief Mansour's death without DNA test

May 24, 2016

Pakistan refuses to confirm Taliban chief Mansour's death without DNA test

Pakistan said that Mansour was an Afghan national and the Pakistan government has no means to identify Afghan citizens. #Pakistan #Taliban #NewsTracker #Mullah Omar #drone strike #Mullah Akhtar Mansour
Following Mullah Akhtar Mansour's death, Taliban struggle to select successor

May 24, 2016

Following Mullah Akhtar Mansour's death, Taliban struggle to select successor

The Taliban are struggling to find a successor to slain chief Mansour with militant sources saying two main contenders had backed out of the leadership race #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #drone strike #Mullah Akhtar Mansour #Sirajuddin Haqqani #Mullah Yakoub #Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar