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(CNN)In the year that he openly led the Afghan Taliban Movement, Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, who was killed by a U.S drone strike Saturday, proved to be a consummate political actor.
The May 21 drone strike that killed Taliban leader Akhtar Mohammad Mansoorwas no ordinary assassination; it was an act of armed politics against an acutely political war strategist. The
Taliban has already named Mansoor’s successor, Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada, and is reassuring its members that the status quo will endure – but Mansoor
Reports Isil demanded the release of a female scientist jailed for attempted murder suggest the group is trying to build support for Isil in Pakistan and Afghanistan
By Dean Nelson, South Asia Editor
12:37PM BST 21 Aug 2014 on telegraph.co.uk
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) reportedly called for the release of a female Pakistani scientist with ties to al-Qaeda in exchange for
by Kim Brown
WASHINGTON (VOR)— Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his entire delegation have extended their current diplomatic mission to Pakistan so as to continue discussions with that government on how best to control the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Read more at : http://voicerussia.com/2013_08_28/Taliban-trouble-on-the-horizon-for-Karzai-Afghanistan-4214/
The Taliban’s establishment of a negotiating team is welcome, but don’t expect their ‘talk and fight’ strategy to end anytime soon.
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As if the situation in Afghanistan wasn’t tenuous enough, recent events give the impression whatever U.S. goals have been reached in the country are quickly unraveling.
In late February anti-American protests proliferated throughout the war-ridden country after American personnel at Bagram Air Base inadvertently burned copies of the Koran. On March 11, a United States Army sergeant went on a shooting spree, killing at least 16 people including nine children in southern Afghanistan. Following the shootings, the Taliban threatened to retaliate. March 15, Afghan protestors demanded the accused soldier be prosecuted in Afghanistan as word spread that the American military