For all intents and purposes it appears the appointment of Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour as Mullah Omar’s successor has resulted in increased tension within the ranks of the Taliban.
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But has this resulted in a spike in attacks on Kabul and other areas of Afghanistan? What does however seem clear is the split within the Taliban – one group in support of Mullah Mansour and the other in support of Mullah Omar’s son – Mullah Yaqoub.
In this episode of Farakhabar, host Yama Siavash discusses the topic with the following guests,
• Younus Fakoor, political analyst
• Mawlana Farid, political analyst