Thursday, 26 May 2016

US drone strike shot down chances for peace in Afghanistan

US drone strike shot down chances for peace in Afghanistan - The Nation
The drone strike that killed Afghan Taleban leader Mullah Mansour gives rise to two observations. For one, Pakistan’s sovereignty was damaged by the drone attack. The second is that Mullah Mansour was not cooperating in the ill-conceived international peace talks, even though he had been promoted as new Taleban leader with Pakistan’s support because he was considered “ready for talks”. Hence patience with the Afghan Taleban - who were not in favour of peace talks in the first place - finally ran out.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Haibatullah Akhunzada Succeeds Mullah Mansour

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Government (Court) Employees Killed in Kabul - 11 Dead

The casualties in Wednesday's bombing included both court workers and civilians and the explosion also wounded four people, Danish said. The minibus belonged to the judiciary department in neighboring Maidan Wardak province and was taking the workers there when it came under attack, he added. Read More
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Taliban in Afghanistan appoint new leader after death of Mullah Akhtar Mansour

Taliban in Afghanistan appoint new leader after death of Mullah Akhtar Mansour in US drone strike | Asia | News | The Independent
In a statement sent to media, the insurgent group said its new leader is Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, one of two of Mansour's deputies. It said he was chosen at a meeting of Taliban leaders, which was believed to have been held in Pakistan.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Obama Authorised Mansour Drone Strike


Taliban says Mullah Mansour’s death will not affect the group’s insurgency

Taliban says Mullah Mansour’s death will not affect the group’s insurgency - Khaama Press (KP) | Afghan News Agency
The statement said the campaign by the Taliban militants is not for a single person which would end or become weak by his death.
The statement further added that the group’s insurgency is aimed at implementing Sharia in the country and there will be no affect in their fight even if Mullah Mansour has been killed.
Admitting that the death of its leaders is a major harm to the group, the statement said their death will spark more revolution.
The death of Mullah Akhtar Mansour was officially confirmed by the US President Barack Obama, Afghan government, and Afghan security institutions.

5 Kille in Bombing In S.Afghanistan

Five killed in roadside bomb blast in southern Afghanistan - Afghanistan TimesAfghanistan Times

Monday, 23 May 2016

By killing Mansour, US killed Afghan peace process

By killing Mansour, US killed Afghan peace process | Pakistan | thenews.com.pk
The Taliban rank and file and whoever is chosen as their new leader won’t be able to justify holding talks with the Afghan government, which is heavily dependent on the US military and economic assistance for its survival, in the changed situation. The new Taliban ameer would have to follow the policies of the late Taliban supreme leader Mulla Mohammad Omar and his successor, Mulla Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, both of whom were against recognizing the pro-US Afghan government and holding peace talks with it.

What the US killing of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour means for Afghanistan

What the US killing of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour means for the future of Afghanistan | Voices | The Independent:
On assuming power the Afghan leader visited the Pakistani military and ISI hierarchy before meeting the country’s political leadership. The hope was that the people with real clout with the insurgents would be able to bring them to the negotiating table. That did not happen; instead the level of bombings and shootings in Afghanistan, including on the capital, Kabul, rose alarmingly.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Rockets fired in western Afghan city Herat, one killed | Reuters

Rockets fired in western Afghan city Herat, one killed | Reuters

The attack came a day after U.S. forces conducted an air strike that Afghan and U.S. officials said had probably killed Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour.