Mullah Omar’s relatives declining top Taliban positions

KABUL:Under the leadership of Taliban chief Mullah Akhar Mansoor, late Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar’s son Yaqoob and brother Abdul Manan have been offered memberships of the movement’s military commission and the powerful leadership council, respectively, according to a former Taliban minister.However, according to a local media, they may turn down positions in the new hierarchy over the latest assaults against members of a breakaway faction.The two had initially opposed Mansoor’s election but later pledged allegiance to him, apparently putting at rest fears of a split within the movement.


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