Ties of blood: Why there is no separating the Taliban, Al-Qaeda and Haqqani Network

New Delhi, Sep 08: A little known head of the Taliban, Mullah Mohammad Hassan will head the Taliban’s leadership council, while the co-founder of the outfit, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar who was the main face of the group which signed a peace deal with the United States will be his deputy.

Despite US President, Joe Biden urging the Taliban to cut all ties with terrorist groups, Sirajuddin Haqqani, the leader of the Haqqani Network, who is on the FBI’s most wanted list for terrorism will serve as an interior minister.

The relations between the Taliban and Haqqani Network have been very strong. The HQN is even closely linked to the Al-Qaeda and these aspects are likely to complicate any move by the US to cooperate with the Taliban.

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Baradar or Akhundzada: Who will head Afghanistan

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar

New Delhi, Aug 19: With Afghanistan falling to the Taliban, all eyes would be on the new ruler of the war torn nation. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar who is the number two in the outfit is likely to head the government.

He is also in charge of the political wing of the outfit. Baradar arrived from Doha in Kandahar and he also took part in the press conference. Maulvi Haibatullah Akhundzada, the supreme leader of the Taliban was in contention to head the government. However this has been refuted and it is unlikely that he may take part in any governmental role.

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