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|Function/Grade||Afghan Taliban Military Commander|
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Sadar was appointed after other Taliban leaders objected to Abdul Manan, a stepbrother of Mullah Omar, becoming the new military chief. Some Western officials said they believed Sadar and Manan would share Mullah Zakir’s duties.
A Taliban field commander in the eastern province of Kunar said he has already seen changes in the way the insurgency operates following Mullah Zakir’s removal. Most of the field commanders have been replaced, he said, and the leadership has dispatched to the field special monitoring groups to reassert central authority.(20140514)