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Taliban political chief in Qatar resigns over appointment of Mullah Akhtar

(Last Updated On: August 4, 2015)


Reportedly the head of Taliban’s political office in Qatar, Sayed Tayyeb Agha, has resigned on Monday over the appointment of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as the new leader of Taliban group.
According to a Pakistani newspaper Tayyeb Agha has said he would no longer represent the Taliban political office in Qatar.
“I have decided to step down as head of the political office of the Islamic Emirate, because my political role has come to an end. I will not be part of any decision and statements of the Islamic Emirate Taliban,” the Express Tribune quoting a statement from Agha.
He has opposed the appointment of Mansoor as the new successor of their leader Mullah Omar and said his appointment outside Afghanistan was “a great historical mistake.”
Keeping the news of Mullah Omar’s death as a secret is called another reason for Agha’s division.
The resignation comes at a time when splits among the Taliban are apparent over the election of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as Mullah Omar’s successor. Mullah Omar’s son Mullah Abdul Qayyum Zakir and several other top leaders and council members are unhappy with the decision to name Mansoor as supreme leader.
Mullah Mansoor was chosen to replace Mullah Omar days after the death of the Taliban officially confirmed by the Afghan government and then by Taliban on July 30.

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