Taliban Names Cleric, Not Soldier, As Leader

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Edwin Mora – May 25,  2016

The recently named Taliban emir, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, has been described as an extremist religious cleric, rather than a soldier.

Akhundzada is not known for his prowess on the battlefield, having preferred a life of religious and legal study. He is said to have issued many of the group’s rulings on how Muslims should comply with the Taliban’s extreme interpretation of Islam,” reports Agence France-Presse (AFP).