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Taliban Chief Rebuked by Religious Leaders in Sign of Turmoil

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New York Times, 24 December 2015

This article contains quotes by AAN’s Borhan Osman:

“Mansour has increasingly established his control over the resources since 2012,” said Borhan Osman, a researcher with the Afghan [sic] Analysts Networkwho has closely tracked the Taliban.

As part of larger centralization he orchestrated over the last three years, Mullah Mansour placed supporters in crucial positions like the head of the Taliban finance committee. And he made sure that fund-raising in the Persian Gulf countries is controlled by his trusted men, Mr. Osman said.

“At one point Mansour introduced his own men to fund-raisers in the Gulf and basically said: ‘This is our only channel; please avoid others,’ ” Mr. Osman said.