Taliban leader Mansoor killed by U.S. drone

May 22, 2016 6:11 AM

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Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was likely killed Saturday in a U.S. drone strike in a remote area of Pakistan, a U.S. defense department official said.

Mansoor, who is believed to be around 48, formally assumed the leadership of the Taliban last year following the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar.

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