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Notorious Taliban Commander Made Chief of South

Afghanistan’s Taliban Wednesday appointed a notorious commander to lead their military operations, as U.S.-led forces intensify the hunt for al Qaeda’s Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants. A Taliban official said Wednesday Mullah Dadullah has been appointed commander in the Taliban’s former southern stronghold, which has been the scene of stepped up clashes with U.S.-led and Afghan forces in recent months. The appointment was made several days ago by a 10-member council led by Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, a Taliban commander, Mullah Sabir Momin, told Reuters. Dadullah succeeds Hafiz Abdur Rahim, who was killed in a U.S.-led raid in southern Afghanistan, near the border with Pakistan, in September last year. Full Story

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