Afghanistan

End of a chapter

Print edition : September 04, 2015

Outside a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan, on August 2, supporters of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa offer funeral prayers for Mullah Omar. Photo: Fareed Khan/AP

Mullah Omar, an undated photograph.

Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, the new leader of the Taliban. An undated photograph. Photo: REUTERS

Peace talks between the Afghan government and the dominant faction of the Taliban may take a hit with the Taliban confirming that its reclusive leader, Mullah Omar, is not alive.
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