Saturday, May 21, 2016

Afghan Taliban leader in Pakistan likely killed in U.S. drone strike

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah  Akhtar Mansour, was presumably killed in a drone strike , on Saturday  May 21st, 2016. Peter Cook, a pentagon spokesperson claims that the strike took place along Afghanistan, and Pakistan border, in the town of  Ahmad Wal.  However, a Taliban  commander    speaking on claims of   anonymity denied accusations of Mansour's death. This comes after recent gains from The Taliban who now control more terrorist since being ousted in 2001. Some experts including a United States Intelligence official, speculate that the strike would have negative implication on the current negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan Government. If  the rumor of   Amhtar Mansour death is true, the Taliban would be less  interested to negotiate.

Thomas Baggot

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