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Has the Taliban's New Leader Been Revealed?

292 31.07.2015 Инфо

A new picture obtained by NBC News purportedly shows the new leader of the Taliban. The image of Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor was provided by a senior Taliban figure on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release it. Its authenticity could not be independently verified by NBC News. Mansoor is a former aviation minister in the Taliban regime. He was appointed Thursday following the apparent death of Mullah Omar, who sheltered al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden before and after the 9/11 attacks. The Afghan government believes Omar died in a Pakistani hospital two years ago. Mansoor had been the organization's former second-in-command. The State Department had offered a $10-million reward for information leading to him, saying Omar represented "a continuing threat to America and her allies."