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Taliban Political Office Chief Baradar to Head New Afghan Government

Abdul Ghani Baradar
Abdul Ghani Baradar

Abdul Ghani Baradar, the head of the political office of the Taliban (banned as a terrorist organization in Russia), will head the new Afghan government, Reuters reported on Friday, citing sources in the Taliban.

Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, a son of the Taliban movement’s late founder, and Taliban spokesman Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai will take senior positions in the government, according to the sources.

A source in the Taliban told Sputnik on August 31 that Baradar was appointed as the foreign minister, while Yaqoob will become the defense minister.

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