Meet top Taliban leadership: Absolute leader, a acute baby-kisser and a adamant commander
As the Taliban takes ascendancy of Afghanistan and centralized agitation grips the battle-wounded nation. Here's a attending at the close apparatus of the baleful outfit.
Taliban fighters booty ascendancy of Afghan presidential alcazar afterwards the Afghan Admiral Ashraf Ghani fled the country, in Kabul. (Photo: AP)
Chaos has engulfed Afghanistan a day afterwards the Taliban captured Kabul as Afghan Admiral Ashraf Ghani fled the country. The Taliban took ascendancy of the presidential alcazar in Kabul, actually catastrophe the 20-year-old American authority in Afghanistan.
, Kabul is absorbed by agitation as bodies blitz to airports
and bound posts to leave the country in abhorrence of a acrid Taliban aphorism accomplished through the 1990s up to 2001.
Dozens of nations alleged on all parties complex to account and facilitate the abandonment of foreigners and Afghans who ambition to leave. More than 60 nations appear the collective account broadcast by the US State Department backward Sunday night.
After Ghani fled the country, the Taliban's top administration is on its way to booty allegation of the Afghanistan government. A Taliban official appear from the presidential alcazar that
the country would now be alleged the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
Afghanistan’s active admiral larboard the country Sunday, abutting his adolescent citizens and foreigners in a charge beat the advancing Taliban. (Photo: AP)
Despite about 20 years of attempt by the US-led armament and billions of dollars spent on costs Afghanistan's rebuilding process, the Taliban managed to booty over the absolute country in aloof over a week.
even as negotiations amid the Taliban administration and the Afghan government were underway in Doha, Qatar.
Taliban baton Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada is apparent in an undated photograph, acquaint on a Taliban cheep augment on May 25, 2016. (Photo: Reuters)
Haibatullah Akhundzada is the accepted arch of the Taliban outfit. He was a humble religious amount who formed beneath antecedent Taliban chiefs, mostly in the background. He now serves as the airy amount of the Taliban afterwards accepting been appointed its absolute baton in 2016.
The arrangement came afterwards a United States bombinate bang dead Mullah Mansour Akhtar, again Taliban chief. According to reports, Akhundzada showed his accomplishment aback he managed to defended a agreement of adherence from al-Qaeda arch Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Ayman al-Zawahiri alleged him “the absolutist of the faithful”, acceptance his jihadist accreditation with the group's adept allies. According to Pakistan-based bi-weekly Dawn, Akhundzada was tasked with the astronomic claiming of accumulation the Taliban factions whose accord had briefly burst due to a above ability attempt aural the accouterments and growing blow with the Afghan government.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban's agent baton and negotiator, and added appointment associates appear the Afghan accord appointment in Moscow. (Photo: Reuters)
Freed aloof three years ago from a Pakistani bastille at the appeal of the US, Abdul Ghani Baradar was the co-founder of Taliban Mullah Omar, the one-eyed apostolic and above arch of the outfit. The bearing of the Taliban revolves about the Soviet aggression of Afghanistan in 1979.
Baradar is now the political arch of the Taliban and its best accessible face. He had been accepted for abutting Ghani aback in 2001 with a abeyant accord afterwards the Taliban's collapse. He was arrested by Pakistan in 2010 afore actuality appear and appointed arch of the Taliban's political appointment and is a key amateur in negotiations with the US.
According to The Guardian, Baradar’s acknowledgment to ability embodies Afghanistan’s disability to escape the blood-soaked shackles of its past. Born in Uruzgan arena in 1968, he fought as a mujahideen adjoin the Soviets in the 1980s.
“The Taliban’s absolute analysis was alone aloof alpha and that they had to serve the nation,” Baradar said afterwards the abatement of Kabul on Sunday.
The capital affiche issued by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation for Sirajuddin Haqqani is apparent in an undated advertisement photo. (Photo: Reuters)
Sirajuddin Haqqani, son of anti-Soviet jihad administrator Jalaluddin Haqqani, is the agent baton of the Taliban. He is additionally the arch of the Haqqani network, a US-designated alarm accumulation that has continued been beheld as one of the best alarming factions angry Afghan and Nato forces.
According to Dawn, the arrangement is abaft some of the top assassinations in Afghanistan forth with kidnapping western citizens for bribe — including US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, appear in 2014.
In an assessment cavalcade appear in The New York Times in 2020, Sirajuddin Haqqani had said, "We did not accept our war with the adopted affiliation led by the United States. We were affected to avert ourselves."
"We will abide committed to all all-embracing conventions as continued as they are accordant with Islamic principles. And we apprehend added countries to account the ascendancy and adherence of our country and accede it as a arena for cooperation rather than antagonism and conflict."
Taliban fighters afterwards demography ascendancy of Afghan presidential palace. (Photo: AP)
Mullah Yakoob is the son of Taliban's architect Mullah Omar active the group's able aggressive commission. He is angled to be the abutting absolute baton of the Taliban, alike during the infighting afore 2016.
Yaqoob appropriate Akhundzada’s in 2016 as he acquainted he lacked battlefield acquaintance and was too young, according to a Taliban administrator at the affair area Mansour's almsman was chosen. Yaqoob is said to be in his aboriginal 30s.
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The Rahbari Shura is the top board of leadership, which has the final say on any political affairs aural the Taliban. According to reports, Haibatullah Akhundzada has to booty the accord of the Shura afore any above decisions. The accommodating administration archetypal is a footfall abroad from the absolute aphorism adopted by Mullah Omar, who was demography all the key decisions.
Also accepted as the Quetta Shura afterwards the Pakistani burghal area Mullah Omar had allegedly taken ambush afterward the US invasion, the Rahbhari Shura is abundantly amenable for key political and aggressive decisions taken by the Taliban. According to the Board on Adopted Relations, the Shura oversees assorted commissions, agnate to the ministries in abode above-mentioned to the Taliban’s overthrow, and authoritative organs through which the Taliban accomplish a adumbration government.
The commissions accommodate economics, education, health, and beat sectors afar from appointing adumbration governors and battlefield commanders.