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.
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.
Taliban Takes Credit for Blowing Up Afghan Helicopter in Video Announcing New Offensive
The release of the video comes just three days after the militant group declared the beginning of its fighting season — the time of year when the snow melts and Taliban fighters move to expand their territory.
The Taliban Names New Leader as It Distances Itself From Peace Talks
The Taliban distanced itself from ongoing peace talks with the Afghan government Thursday, amid reports that it has named a successor to deceased leader Mullah Omar.
Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Is 'Dead'
It is being reported today that elusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead. A Taliban spokesperson told VICE News that he couldn't confirm anything at this time, but that the group would respond shortly.