Mullah Akhtar Mansour

middle east

Taliban kills dozens in suicide attack targeting police cadets in Afghanistan

Two bombers attacked buses carrying police cadets on their way to the capital on Thursday, killing 27 people and wounding dozens more on the western outskirts of Kabul.
Reuters News Agency
war and conflict

Family of Taxi Driver Killed With Taliban Leader Plans to Sue the US

"I appeal to the civilized world, including all those human rights bodies, to investigate the brutal murder of my brother and compensate his children" the brother of the late taxi driver Mohamad Azam said.
Tess Owen
middle east

Afghan Taliban Selects an Islamic Scholar to Succeed Leader Killed in US Drone Strike

The Taliban's leadership council chose former deputy Haibatullah Akhundzada as the new head of the group on Wednesday, replacing Mullah Akhtar Mansour just days after he was killed.
VICE News and Reuters

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, Obama says he approved the drone strike that killed a Taliban leader to stop threats to US troops in Afghanistan, thousands of refugees are being removed from a Greek camp, Shia LaBeouf is asking people to drive him around, and more.
Vice Beta
war and conflict

Afghanistan Says the Taliban's Top Chief Is Dead After a US Drone Strike in Pakistan

The Taliban has not issued a statement to confirm or deny that Mullah Akhtar Mansour is dead, but Afghan officials said the US attack was successful.
Reuters and VICE News
war and conflict

The US Just Tried to Kill the Leader of the Taliban With an Airstrike

The Pentagon said an airstrike in a remote area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region targeted Mullah Akhtar Mansour, but his death has not been confirmed.
war and conflict

The Taliban Just Completely Trashed the Possibility of Peace Talks in Afghanistan

Talks brokered by Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, and the US were expected to begin in early March, but the Taliban issued a statement saying it would not participate.
Reuters and VICE News
enduring freedom

Two NATO Soldiers Killed by Men Wearing Afghan Military Uniforms

Attacks by Afghan troops on foreign soldiers have long been a major problem, but have declined in recent years. Wednesday's killings mark the first such attack since the Taliban's bitter leadership battle.
enduring freedom

New Taliban Leader Allegedly Disavows Peace Process in Audiotape

Mullah Muhammad Akhtar Mansoor dismisses reports of a peace process as "propaganda" and calls for unity among the Taliban, even as some of the group’s highest-ranking members dispute his ascension.
Tessa Stuart
enduring freedom

Taliban and Afghan Government Agree To Meet Again After First Peace Talks

Further discussions will be held after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Worries over the Islamic State's expanding influence could be driving the Taliban to negotiate with the government.
John Beck