Taliban: Haqqani Leader Is Dead

The founder and leader of the Haqqani Network, the most dangerous sector within the Taliban, died last year, according to Afghan Taliban. Jalaluddin Haqqani apparently died a natural death and was buried in the province of Khost. He had been a CIA-supported leader in the fight against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and then joined the Taliban government. His son Sirajuddin has reportedly taken more power in the Haqqani network recently.