U.S. Military Says Rift in Taliban Over Strategy

The Taliban’s one-eyed leader Mullah Omar has lost the confidence of some of his commanders after the failure of the insurgents to disrupt Afghanistan’s first presidential election, the U.S. military said on Wednesday.But a Taliban spokesman denied any rift in the movement. U.S. military spokesman Major Scott Nelson told reporters the Taliban leadership was in disarray after a campaign built around rocket attacks and roadside bombs failed to dissuade millions of Afghans from voting in the Oct. 9 poll. “There has been serious disagreements between Mullah Omar and some of his lower commanders on how (what) strategy to follow up after the elections,” Nelson said.Full Story

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