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Asia: South & Central Taliban leadership is contested after Mullah Omar confirmed dead

Family members of Mullah Omar, the spiritual head of the Taliban whose death in 2013 was confirmed this week, say the group's new leader doesn't have their support. 

Rahmat Gul/AP

The brother of the late figurehead of the Afghan Taliban on Sunday joined a growing challenge to the extremist group's newly appointed leader, even as it offered a statement purportedly quoting a well-known militant supporting him.

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