New Taliban leader releases message for Muslim holiday, urges fight against Afghan-NATO deal

September 22, 2015 5:59 AM

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KABUL, Afghanistan – The new Taliban leader has released a message on the occasion of a major Muslim holiday, saying that for peace in Afghanistan, it's necessary to "end the occupation" of the country by foreign forces — a reference to NATO troops.

Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour also says that all existing military and security deals between the Kabul government and other countries must be revoked.

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