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Head of Taliban’s Qatar office Sayed Tayyeb Agha resigns amid Taliban rifts

AT-KABUL: As differences among the Taliban militants group are growing wider in the aftermath of revelation of their leader Mullah Omar’s death, Sayed Tayeb Agha resigned as head of the Taliban’s political office in Doha, the capital city of Qatar.

Sayed Tayyeb Agha in a statement said he has decided to step down as head of the Taliban’s political office in Qatar. He criticized the way Akhtar Muhammad Mansoor was appointed as the new leader of the militant group.

Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansoor’s appointment as successor of Mullah Omar led to differences among the Taliban. A leader of the Taliban in Quetta city of Pakistan, Mullah Hassan Rohani, said Mansoor was appointed in a session of few Taliban leaders and most of leaders of the militant group are against his appointment as leader. Mullah Omar’s son, Mullah Yaqub is also among those Taliban leaders who are unhappy with the decision to appoint Mullah Mansoor as new leader of the insurgent group.

Sayed Tayyeb Agha also hinted at the differences over appointment of Mansoor and said that someone from those Taliban who are fighting in Afghanistan should have been named as new leader of the group. He added that his political role has come to an end and he will not be part of any decision and statement of the Taliban movement.

Tayyeb Agha criticized the Taliban leadership’s decision of keeping Mullah Omar’s death as secret.

According to reports, Mullah Omar died around two years and four months ago in a hospital in the port city of Karachi of Pakistan.

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