Afghanistan

Deep in despair

Print edition : June 24, 2016

Residents of Ahmad Wal in Balochistan gather near a vehicle destroyed by a drone strike on May 21. Mullah Mansour is believed to have been killed by the strike. Photo: AFP

Taliban leader Haibatullah Akhundzada. Photo: AFP

Mullah Mansour. Photo: New York Times

Supporters of the banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa burn a U.S. flag during a protest in Peshawar on May 27 against the drone strike that killed Mullah Mansour. Photo: A. MAJEED/AFP

The Taliban appoints a new leader in the wake of the killing of Mullah Mansour and vows to continue with its military offensive, putting paid to all hopes for peace in the near future.
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