Who is Haibatullah Akhundzada, the new Taliban leader?

The Afghan Taliban has named its new leader as Haibatullah Akhundzada, an influential religious figure, following the death of former commannder Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a US drone strike.

“Haibatullah Akhundzada has been appointed as the new leader of the Islamic Emirate (Taliban) after a unanimous agreement in the shura (supreme council), and all the members of shura pledged allegiance to him,” the Islamist group said in a statement.

  • Ron MacDonald

    I don’t know who he is, but I know what he is. A target.

    • felis gracilis

      Drone bait.

  • UCSPanther

    I propose we call Taliban leaders “Grand Cyclops” in honor of Mullah Mohammed Omar and his one eye…

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    Let’s not forget his older brother, Apewallah Bananamullah Akhundzada! He is also very dangerous.

  • ntt1

    Just a matter of time until the Americans fit him for a hell fire butt plug.

  • Ed

    How many damn supreme councils are there???

  • tom_billesley

    What A Khund.

  • Ed

    Look at him again. Soon he’ll be a gelatinous paste.

  • canminuteman

    Who cares who he is, just put a hellfire missile up his ass and have done with it!

  • k1962

    Dead man walking?