Top Taliban Commander Killed in US Drone Strike


On Saturday, a U.S. drone strike killed top Taliban leader Mullah Mansour in Pakistan. This information was then confirmed this Sunday by Afghanistan’s spy agency. Many U.S. officials have remarked that this is a major breakthrough in the now almost 15 year old war.

Secretary of State John Kerry claimed that Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was the main obstacle to successful peace talks between the U.S. and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

Charles Cleveland, the main spokesman for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, voiced his concerns despite Saturday’s news.

“We are confident, but at this point we do not have indisputable facts that he is dead.”


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