Taliban Releases Audio Purported to Be of Their Leader

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KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban expelled what they pronounced was an audio recording of their leader, Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, on Saturday in an bid to still conjecture that he had been killed or bleeding in an internecine sharpened on Tuesday in a encampment of Kuchlak, in Pakistan.

“I would like to plead a Kuchlak issue, where my name is mentioned in some media outlets that in a shootout between dual Taliban factions my damage or genocide resulted,” a male in a recording said, identifying himself as a group’s leader.

“Brothers, it’s not poignant news. There is no law in it,” he added. “They are perplexing to infer that there are differences among Taliban that are removing so grave that they now quarrel opposite any other.”

It was not immediately probable to endorse a message’s authenticity, nonetheless a Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, had hours progressing pronounced a matter would be expelled soon. The matter itself referred to an part that took place Friday in that civilians were killed by a Afghan National Army in an random attack.

Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, a autarchic personality of a Taliban, in an undated photo.


The Reuters news group quoted comparison Taliban officials as observant a voice on a recording seemed to be that of Mullah Mansour.

In new days there were reports from some Taliban buliding as good as from a Afghan supervision that Mullah Mansour had been possibly killed or bleeding in a shootout, that was pronounced to have erupted after a brawl between a mainstream Taliban personality and dissidents.

The dissidents were pronounced to be dissapoint by a murdering of a breakaway leader, Mullah Mansour Dadullah, and hundreds of his followers, in fighting with a mainstream Taliban. Mullah Dadullah had reportedly aligned with a Islamic State.

“Do trust me if we contend that we have never been to Kuchlak for years,” a male in a recording said. “I am among my friends, fine, sound and well.” There was no proof, however, that a Taliban personality had not been wounded, as some accounts had insisted. Kuchlak is a suburb of Quetta.

While a male supposed to be Mullah Mansour in a recording pronounced that “we would never quarrel for care positions,” a new Taliban personality has faced poignant antithesis from within a Taliban’s ranks, in further to a Mullah Dadullah faction, given he emerged as a Taliban’s personality this summer.

The Taliban were supportive to claims that their new personality was dead, since Mullah Mansour himself took energy after a classification secretly confirmed for dual years that a founder, Mullah Muhammad Omar, was still alive. That led to critique within a classification since Mullah Mansour had apparently lied for many years even to comparison Taliban supporters about their leader’s health.