Tensions mount between the U.S. and Taliban following leader’s death.

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As the Afghanistan war enters its fifteenth year, the U.S. government have taken a radical step in their desire for peace.

Taliban leader, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor, was killed by a U.S. drone on Saturday afternoon in what is said to be a ‘clear message to the world that America will continue to stand with their Afghan partners.’

Two days after Mansoor’s death, a religious cleric from the Taliban’s founding generation, Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada, was announced as the militant group’s new leader.

The Afghan militant group hopes this replacement will avoid succession disputes.

 

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