U.S. Drone Strike Assassinates Taliban Head, Mullah Akhtar Mansour

This photo taken by a freelance photographer Abdul Salam Khan using his smart phone on Sunday, May 22, 2016, purports to show the destroyed vehicle in which Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour was traveling in the Ahmad Wal area in Baluchistan province of Pakistan, near Afghanistan’s border. A senior commander of the Afghan Taliban confirmed on Sunday that the extremist group’s leader, Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour, has been killed in a U.S. drone strike.
This photo taken by a freelance photographer Abdul Salam Khan using his smart phone on Sunday, May 22, 2016, purports to show the destroyed vehicle in which Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour was traveling in the Ahmad Wal area in Baluchistan province of Pakistan, near Afghanistan's border. A senior commander of the Afghan Taliban confirmed on Sunday that the extremist group's leader, Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour, has been killed in a U.S. drone strike. Abdul Salam Khan / AP Photo
This photo taken by a freelance photographer Abdul Salam Khan using his smart phone on Sunday, May 22, 2016, purports to show the destroyed vehicle in which Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour was traveling in the Ahmad Wal area in Baluchistan province of Pakistan, near Afghanistan’s border. A senior commander of the Afghan Taliban confirmed on Sunday that the extremist group’s leader, Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour, has been killed in a U.S. drone strike.
This photo taken by a freelance photographer Abdul Salam Khan using his smart phone on Sunday, May 22, 2016, purports to show the destroyed vehicle in which Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour was traveling in the Ahmad Wal area in Baluchistan province of Pakistan, near Afghanistan's border. A senior commander of the Afghan Taliban confirmed on Sunday that the extremist group's leader, Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour, has been killed in a U.S. drone strike. Abdul Salam Khan / AP Photo

U.S. Drone Strike Assassinates Taliban Head, Mullah Akhtar Mansour

President Barack Obama confirmed today that a U.S. drone strike assassinated Taliban head, Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Obama said that Mansour continually rejected peace talks efforts by the Afghan government and that he continued to target Coalition forces along with innocent civilians.

Journalist and writer, Anand Gopal, talks with us about the possible ramifications of Mansour’s death. He’s author of the book, No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes.