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.