Is Mullah Omar's death Afghan Taliban's loss and Islamic State's gain?

July 30, 2015 4:19 PM

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Observ­ers say Mullah Omar's death will trigge­r a power strugg­le within the alread­y fracti­ous moveme­nt

KABUL: Mullah Omar’s death poses an existential crisis for the Afghan Taliban, analysts say, potentially presaging a splintering of the movement as the Islamic State (IS) group gains a toehold among insurgents enthralled by its battlefield prowess.

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