May 2016 Current Events: World News Slideshow
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of May 2016.
1. ISIS Strikes in Baghdad 2. Russian Government: Doping 3. Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirl Found 4. Taliban Leader Killed 5. Obama Lifts Vietnam Arms Ban 6. Obama Visits Hiroshima 7. Strikes Against ISIS in Falluja 8. Hissène Habré Sentenced
- Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, Leader of Afghan Taliban Killed
- President Obama confirms that on May 21, the leader of the Afghanistan Taliban is killed in a U.S. drone strike targeting his car in Pakistan. President Obama calls the death of Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour an important milestone in the fight against terrorism. Within a week, however, on May 25, the Afghan Taliban names a new leader, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, an extremist scholar with no military experience.
- Photo source: AP Photo/ Rahmat Gul