US Officials Say Taliban Leader Likely Killed In Drone Strike
A U.S. official says an American drone strike likely killed Taliban leader Mullah Mansour, but the Pentagon needs to investigate before confirming.By Grant Suneson | May 21, 2016
U.S. officials say a drone strike has most likely killed the leader of the Taliban in Pakistan.
An anonymous official said Mullah Akhtar Mansour was likely killed by a U.S. drone strike near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Mansour took over the Taliban in 2015, succeeding Mullah Omar.
The Pentagon confirmed the strike occurred but declined to offer more details, saying, "We are still assessing the results of the strike and will provide more information as it becomes available."