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Purported video shows Taliban allegiance to Mansoor

Purported video shows Taliban allegiance to Mansoor

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Aug 03, 2015 - 14:39

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Differences within the Talibaninfo-icon group came to limelight soon after Mullahinfo-icon Omar’s death but Taliban on Monday shared a video showing Taliban’s allegiance to new leader Mullah Mansoor aimed at quelling rumours of cracks.

The one minute and forty second video did not show Mullah Mansoor’s face who addressed the gathering of around hundreds of people sitting in a mosqueinfo-icon or a religious seminary.

The video showed people were swarming toward a place to offer their allegiance and devotion to Mullah Mansoor. The video showed a person standing close to Mullah Mansoor waiving a hand fan and requesting the crowed to give chance to others since everyone was eager to get close to their new leader.

The running of hand fan depicts that the video is recorded in areas with warm weather which could clearly excluded Waziristan and adjacent tribal areas of Pakistaninfo-icon where the weather has turned pleasant in last four days due to widespread rain there. Waziristan and tribal areas of Pakistan are long considered as safe heavens for militants for last few decades.

Taliban has also shared half an hour long audio message of Mullah Mansoor who mostly emphasized on unity among Taliban ranks.

Earlier, media reported differences among Taliban leaders and also reported that Mullah Hassan Rehmani, Mullah Abdul Razzaq and Mullah Omar’s brother Mullah Abdul Manan have opposed Mullah Mansoor’s leadership.

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