mullah akhtar mansour
We have it on highest authority: the recent killing of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour by a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan marks "an important milestone." But a question remains: A milestone toward what exactly?
Akhunzada, a former head of the Taliban's judiciary, vowed there would be no return to peace talks with the government.
The Taliban have made no official statement but two commanders close to Mansour denied he was dead.
Several sources in the Taliban have said that Mansour was seriously wounded and possibly killed in a shootout.
While relatively few Afghans are anxious to see the Taliban's return, many seem willing to believe their promises to govern differently than in the past. Incidents like the strike on Kunduz's Doctors Without Borders hospital by American gunships can also serve to channel anger against a Kabul regime reliant on foreign troops.
On Saturday, NATO-led coalition forces confirmed that one international service member and eight Afghan contractors were
He called the decision to conceal ex-leader Mullah Omar's death a "historic mistake."
The height of the Pakistani state's chutzpah is that it does not only harbor these terrorists for decades and unleash them on the neighbors and the world, but also that it wants to be given credit and a thank you note even when America or Allah takes them out. The fundamental question about Mullah Omar's death in Karachi is who in Pakistan knew about his presence there, when did they know it and what, if anything at all, did they do about it.