Taliban's Mullah Omar died of natural causes in Afghanistan, son says | Reuters:
The Taliban in July officially confirmed Mullah Omar had been dead for more than two years, after the Afghan spy agency leaked the news. The next day, a hastily convened meeting appointed Omar's deputy, Mullah Mansour, as leader.
Many commanders and Omar's family were unhappy with the appointment. Some question why Mansour concealed news of Omar's death for two years. He said it was necessary to preserve unity amid the 2014 NATO withdrawal. Rumours have multiplied amid the splits.