Akhtar Mansour

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Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor (Pashto: اختر محمد منصورAkhtar Muḥammad Manṣūr; pronounced /ɑːktɑː mɑːnsjʊər/ or /æktɑː mænsjʊər/; born probably in 1968[1]) was the Emir (leader) of the Taliban, an Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan also known as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (a recently created title).

On 21 May 2016, it was reported by a United States Department of Defense official that Mansour had been killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan.[2][3]

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  1. Robert L. Grenier – 88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary Simon and Schuster 27 Jan 2015, 464 pages, ISBN 1476712077 [Retrieved 2015-08-04] (previously sourced here [1])
  2. "Taliban leader reportedly killed in drone strike – RTÉ News". Rte.ie. Retrieved 2016-05-22.
  3. "US drone strike in Pakistan kills Taliban leader Mullah Mansoor".

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