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Taliban names Mullah Haibatullah as new emir

Haibatullah

Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, the group's top judicial officer, is the Taliban's new emir. Siraj Haqqani, the Taliban's military commander, remains one of the Taliban's top two deputies. Mullah Mohammad Yaqoub, Mullah Omar's eldest son, has been elevated to serve as a deputy to Haibatullah. Read more →