US: Afghan Taliban Leader Mansoor 'Likely Killed' in Drone Strike

May 22, 2016 9:30 AM

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US: Afghan Taliban Leader Mansoor 'Likely Killed' in Drone Strike

The U.S. military said a drone strike has likely killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor in a remote area of Pakistan near Afghanistan's border.

A U.S. official who spoke on background said the strike was authorized by President Barack Obama and occurred Saturday afternoon, local time.

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