Al Qaeda Boss Zawahiri Pledges Allegiance to New Taliban Leader

The announcement comes on the heels of news of Mullah Omar's death in 2013.


Singing Omar’s Praises, Staying Silent on Mansour

Al Qaeda affiliates' silence is a sign that the fight to succeed Mullah Omar as Taliban leader is not yet over.


Mullah Omar, We Hardly Knew Ye

No, seriously: We have no idea what’s going on in jihadi-world.


China’s Man in the Taliban

Why the death of Mullah Omar is bad news for Beijing.

Shadow Government

Will Mullah Omar’s Death Help the Islamic State?

The Taliban leader's death only means a new chapter in the fight against jihadist violence.


The Taliban’s New No. 2 Is a ‘Mix of Tony Soprano and Che Guevara’

Sirajuddin Haqqani has killed hundreds of Americans and thousands of Afghans and could ensure that his country’s future is even bloodier than its past.


Dead or Alive, Mullah Omar Is a Relic

The Taliban leader helped shelter bin Laden, but he wasn't as brutal as the thugs ISIS is recruiting inside Afghanistan.

The South Asia Channel

Who’s in Charge of the Taliban?

The newest round of rumors over Mullah Omar’s demise is spreading like wildfire. And if Omar really is dead, understanding Akhtar Mansour -- arguably the Taliban’s number two man -- is vital for the upcoming peace talks.

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