New Afghan Taliban leader, Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada
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What we know about new Taliban leader, Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada

The Afghan Taliban have announced a new leader to replace Mullah Akhtar Mansour who was killed in a US drone strike.

In a statement, the Taliban acknowledged Mansour's death for the first time and named his successor as Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada.

BBC Monitoring looks at what is already known about the new leader.

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