Mansour's Brief Rein as Chief Marked by Turmoil

May 22, 2016 7:32 AM

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Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour's brief rule, which ended Friday with his death in a drone strike, was marked by mistrust and strife.

Since his takeover of the movement following the announcement last year of founder Mullah Mohammed Omar's death, Mansour has battled other Taliban commanders. He eventually enlisted the powerful semi-independent faction known as the Haqqani network to cajole important commanders back into the fold a...

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