Mullah Baradar to lead new Afghanistan government: sources


Mullah Baradar co-founder of the Taliban will head the new Afghanistan governance set-up as the world eagerly waits to see how the rebels form a comprehensive government and comprise other groups.

According to the sources Baradar, who heads the Taliban’s political office, will be merged by Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, the son of late Taliban founder Mullah Omar, and Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai, in senior positions in the government.

Whereas, there are no more particulars obtainable about the presence of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Hamid Karzai, Gulbadin Hekmatyar, and other Afghan leaders in the new government.

“All the top leaders have arrived in Kabul, where preparations are in final stages to announce the new government,” stated sources.

The Taliban, which detained power in Kabul on Aug. 15 after widespread across most of the country, have faced conflict in the Panjshir Valley, north of the capital, with reports of heavy fighting and casualties.


Several thousand fighters of regional paramilitaries and fragments of the government’s armed forces have massed in the rocky valley under the leadership of Ahmad Massoud, the son of former Mujahideen commander Ahmad Shah Massoud.

Each side is blaming the other for the failure, efforts to negotiate a settlement appear to have ended.


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