Jun 10

White House expands airstrikes in Afghanistan

The decision comes as the Afghans struggle with a resurgent Taliban, particularly in the south. But the move is politically sensitive because President Barack Obama had made clear his commitment to get U.S. forces out of Afghanistan.

Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada has been the group’s lesser-known deputy member and served as a former judicial leader for Afghanistan’s Taliban government. The announcement is the group’s first public confirmation that a U.S. airstrike killed Mullah Mansour in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province…

May 21

The Pentagon has announced that the U.S. has conducted an airstrike targeting Taliban leader Mullah Mansour. One American official says the U.S. believes Mansour was killed in what was a drone strike authorized by President Barack Obama.

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