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Corker Statement on Apparent Death of Taliban Leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement regarding the apparent death of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour.

“If verified, the death of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour would be an important victory in the fight against terror and welcome news to our military personnel in Afghanistan and the Afghan government,” said Corker. “I am thankful for the work our military and intelligence communities are doing to bring justice to those responsible for spreading evil. If Pakistan would play a more constructive role, we could destabilize the Taliban far more rapidly.”