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May 2016 Current Events: World News Slideshow

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of May 2016.


Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, Leader of Afghan Taliban Killed
Image of previous Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour
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
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