Saturday, May 21, 2016

The leader of the “Taliban,” Mullah Mansour, allegedly killed during US air strike – RIA Novosti


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The leader of the radical movement “Taliban” (an organization recognized as terrorist and banned in Russia) Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, also known as Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was born in 1965 (according to other sources – in 1960, 1963 or 1968). A native of the province of Kandahar from the tribe iskhakzay. Religious education in Pakistan.

In 1995, Mansour joined the radical movement “Taliban”.

In the days of Taliban rule (1996-2001 gg.) He served as the governor of Kandahar, and then Minister of Civil Aviation and Transportation in the so-called “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan,” the Taliban. After the beginning of the antiterrorist operation in Afghanistan, he moved to Pakistan and soon became a member of the governing council of the movement. According to some reports, later in Pakistan Mansur was in custody.

In 2006, he returned to Afghanistan.

In 2009 he was head of the military wing of the “Taliban”. Mansour called the deputy of Mullah Omar, the founder of the movement.

At the end of July 2015 “Taliban” has officially confirmed the death of the leader of group of Mullah Omar. Akhtar Mansoor became his successor. Some commanders have refused to recognize the new leadership, which led to clashes between gangs.

May 21, 2016 it was reported that Akhtar Mansoor was likely killed on impact of US drone on the Afghan-Pakistan border.


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