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The Taliban Names New Chief

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According to a source, the naming of a new Taliban chief on Wednesday has destroyed U.S. President Barack Obama's hopes for opening peace talks before his term ends. The Taliban leadership council selected Mullah Haybattulah Akhundzada as successor to Mullah Akhtar Mansour, four days after Mansour was killed by a U.S. drone strike. Akhundzada is a conservative Islamic scholar from southern Afghanistan.

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