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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25 May 2016
- From the section Middle East