Khaama Press: The dissident Taliban leader Mullah Rasool has said he will not participate in peace talks with the government which is led by the Taliban supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor. In an interview with the UK-based Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Mullah Rasool has said he is not opposed to reconciliation in principle, insisting that
HERAT, Afghanistan, March 11 (Xinhua) — Taliban infighting in western Herat province has claimed scores of lives over the past couple of days, local officials and sources close to the Taliban said Friday. The fighting occurred between supporters of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor and backers of his opponent Mullah Mohammad Rasoul in Shindand
Khaama Press: The death toll as a result of the bloody clashes among the rival Taliban groups has climbed and reached to almost 150 people, local officials said Thursday. A member of the provincial council confirmed the latest toll and said majority of those killed belong to Mullah Mohammad Rasool, one of the main side in the
VOA News Ayaz Gul March 9, 2016 ISLAMABAD—Authorities in Afghanistan’s restive southern province of Helmand say a group of at least 10 heavily-armed Taliban fighters have staged a coordinated assault, triggering a gun battle with security forces. The attack early Wednesday in the Gereshk district targeted the police headquarters and offices of the Afghan spy
Khaama Press: Ghazni’s governor said that one group belongs to Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour and the other one to Mullah Mohammad Rasoul. The clashes which started in the jurisdiction of Nawa District earlier this morning have so far left 27 militants killed. Click here to read more (external link).
Press TV February 9, 2016 A senior member of Taliban’s leadership died in a hospital in Pakistan’s southwest, in what could embarrass Islamabad and expose its alleged links to the militants in neighboring Afghanistan. Sources said on Tuesday that Mullah Muhammad Hassan Rahmani, a member of Taliban’s Shoura Council, died overnight of cancer in a
Khaama Press: Taliban leaders who have pledged allegiance Mullah Mohammad Rasool, have recently abandoned Pakistan due to the inappropriate behavior by the country. The eleven Taliban commanders who have pledged allegiance to Mullah Rasool were previously serving with the group’s newly appointed supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: A dissident Afghan Taliban group that supports Mullah Mohammad Rasoul has released a new video reportedly recorded in Farah province in which the loyalists call Mullah Akhter Mansour, successor to the group’s longtime former leader Mullah Omar, an ISI puppet. In the video, the militants declare a nationwide military campaign against Mullah Akhter Mansour faction.
Tolo News: A new video reportedly recorded in Faryab province shows that a Taliban local commander Sayed Hashim Hashemi accuses Taliban’s new leader Mullah Akhter Mansour of having plotted the murder of the group’s longtime leader Mullah Omar. In the video, he warns Mullah Mansour of a severe response. Click here to read more (external link).
Khaama Press: Two senior Taliban have told Reuters news agency that representatives of a splinter group headed by Mullah Mohammad Rasool Akhund calling itself the ulema, which rejects Mansour’s authority, travelled to an undisclosed location to meet the exiled insurgency leadership headed by Mansour on Friday. Click here to read more (external link). Related Khyber News: