Taliban leader Mullah Bardar leaves Kabul after dispute with Haqqani


Kabul: Clashes have also started in Afghanistan as soon as the Taliban government is formed. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who was appointed deputy prime minister in the Taliban government, has left Kabul after differences with the top leader of the Haqqani network. A fight has begun between Baradar and Khalil-Aapki-Rehman Haqqani over power-sharing.

A senior Taliban leader said the two leaders had a heated argument over the interim cabinet at Kabul’s presidential office last week. Since the Taliban’s capture of Kabul on August 15, there has been a dispute between various groups over leadership and government formation. The Taliban’s political wing has been opposing the government’s priority to the Haqqani network. The Haqqani network considers itself the Taliban’s most combative unit.

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Mullah Baradar’s faction believes that his diplomacy has given strength to the Taliban in Afghanistan, while those in the Haqqani network believe that victory in Afghanistan has been achieved by force of war. Abdul Ghani Baradar was the leader of several rounds of talks between the US and the Taliban in Doha. He has been taking credit for the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan. The Haqqani network is considered the most dreaded network of the Taliban, which is closely linked to the Pakistan Army.



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