Tayyab Agha resigned as head of Taliban's Qatar office

Mullah Mohammad Syed Tayyab Agha has reportedly resigned from his position as Taliban group’s head of the political office in Qatar.

Accordig to the members of Taliban’s political commission in Qatar quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Tayyab Agha resigned on Monday.

This comes as a splinter group of the Taliban group – Afghanistan Islamic Movement Fidai Mahaz, confirmed for the first time the resignation of Tayyeb Agha nearly a week ago.

The group’s spokesman Qari Hamza said Tayyab Agha was compelled and forced by central committee (markazi shora) of the Taliban group to resign from his duties as head of Qatar office.

Mullah Omar’s death was also confirmed by the Afghanistan Islamic Movement Fidai Mahaz for the first time, claiming that he was assassinated Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansoor and Gull Agha.

The main motive behind Tayyab Agha’s resignation has not been ascertained so far but this comes amid growing rift among the Taliban leaders regarding the appoint of Mullah Mohammad Omar’s successor.

Mullah Omar’s brother Mullah Abdul Manan said last week his family didn’t recognize Mullah Mansour as the Taliban’s new leader.

A clash broke out between the Taliban militants for the first time since the confirmation of the group’s supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar’s death.

The incident took place in western Herat province of Afghanistan on Monday following a verbal clash between the militants regarding the appointment of the group’s new supreme leader.

A local security official in Shindand district said at least 9 Taliban insurgents including the group’s senior commander were killed during the infighting.