Haibatullah Akhunzada

New Taliban leader is hardline cleric with no battlefield experience

Taliban new leader Haibatullah Akhundzada is a veteran of the movement, but has very little battlefield experience like his two predecessors.

Afghan Taliban appoints Akhundzada as successor to slain leader

The Afghan Taliban announced Wednesday they had appointed a new leader as they confirmed the weekend death of their former chief, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, in a US airstrike.