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Afghan Taliban splinter faction picks rival leader in challenge to new chief

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The Telegraph, 5 November 2015

AAN’s Borhan Osman is quoted on a Taleban rival faction electing its leader, Mullah Mohammad Rasul:

It is the first official split in the once-unified Taliban, making the announcement “significant symbolically, politically, and historically for the movement”. according to Borhan Osman, an analyst with the Afghanistan Analysts Network.