Afghan Taliban say Haibatullah Akhundzada appointed new leader

GMT 05:16 2016 Wednesday ,25 May

Arab Today, arab today Afghan Taliban say Haibatullah Akhundzada appointed new leader

The Chief Executive of the Afghan government, Abdullah Abdullah, on Sunday confirmed the death of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour
Kabul - Arab Today

The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday announced influential religious figure Haibatullah Akhundzada as their new leader after confirming supremo Mullah Akhtar Mansour's death in a US drone strike.

"Haibatullah Akhundzada has been appointed as the new leader of the Islamic Emirate (Taliban) after a unanimous agreement in the shura (supreme council), and all the members of shura pledged allegiance to him," the insurgents said in a statement.

It added that Sirajuddin Haqqani, an implacable foe of US forces, and Mullah Yakoub, the son of Taliban founder Mullah Omar, were appointed his deputies.

Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
arabtoday arabtoday arabtoday
arabtoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabs, Arab, Arab