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First Formal Split among Afghan Taliban Since its Emergence

Arif Qureshi Islamabad: Afghan Taliban leaders, who have refused to accept Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as the movement’s new chief, have formally announced Mullah Mohammad Rasool as head of their splinter group, Abdul Manan Niazi the sopkesman of the new group announced formally. Mullah Mohammad Rasool has also appointed four deputies …

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Taliban Commander Mullah Mansoor Dadullah Joins Islamic State (IS)

Kabul: According to Afghan News Network Khamma press the  affiliates of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (IS) in Afghanistan have claimed that two senior Taliban commanders Mullah Mansoor Dadullah and Mullah Abdul Manan, the brother of the Taliban founder late Mullah Mohammad Omar, has pledged allegiance to the …

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United States encourages Pakistan’s relations with India and Afghanistan

By Arif Qureshi Islamabad: Special Assistant to the U.S. President for National Security Affairs, Dr. Peter Lavoy, accompanied by the US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Ms. Rose Gottemoeller and Ambassador Richard Olson met with Pakistan’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, on …

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