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A New Taliban Leadership and Peace Prospects in Afghanistan | MEI - July 7, 2016 |

The prospects for restarting Afghan peace talks, suspended a year ago, were dim when a U.S. drone strike in May eliminated Taliban leader r. The justification given for targeting Mansour was that he had become a major obstacle to negotiations. Mansour initially appeared open to talks but, following the revelation of Mullah Mohammad Omar's death in July 2015, swiftly rejected all invitations for discussions sponsored by Pakistan, the United States and China.

U.S. says late Taliban leader was planning attacks on Americans | Reuters - May 15, 2016 |

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