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Afghanistan’s new government will be led by Mullah Baradar, a Taliban co-founder, according to reports.

Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar will serve as the leader of a new Afghan government, which may be declared as soon as this week, according to Taliban insiders. The Islamist organisation is currently engaged in a struggle against rebel forces while also attempting to stave off economic collapse.

Several Taliban political office members, including Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, son of the late Taliban founder and spiritual leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, and Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai, a member of the Taliban’s Doha political office, are expected to assume senior positions in the government, according to the sources.

Another Taliban source said that Haibatullah Akhunzada, the Taliban’s supreme religious leader, would devote his time and energy to religious issues and administration within the framework of Islam.

A year and a half after taking control of the majority of the nation and just days after the United States withdrew its troops in complete after a two-decade presence, the Islamists confront a tremendous task in transitioning from insurgent organisation to governing authority.

According to the Taliban, any foreigners or Afghans who were left behind by the massive airlift that came to a stop when U.S. forces departed ahead of a deadline on August 31 would be given safe passage out of the country. However, since Kabul International Airport was still blocked, many people were attempting to escape by land.

Jonathan James
I serve as a Senior Executive Journalist of The National Era
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