For the past few days, Baradar has once again been in the headlines.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who was missing from the politics of Afghanistan for a long time, has now returned. Intelligence reports said that the leader of the new Afghanistan and the country’s Prime Minister Baradar has been seen in Kabul. If reports are to be believed, Baradar has also taken over his duties.
According to the reports, on his return to Kabul, Baradar was taken by his own security personnel in the security circle. Mullah Baradar is considered the most effective leader of the Taliban. It is being said that he has refused to take security from the Ministry of Home Affairs. At present, the head of the Haqqani network, Sirajuddin Haqqani, is the Home Minister of the country.
There were reports of death in the past
This move of not taking protection from the country’s Home Ministry is believed to be the result of a fight between Baradar and the Haqqani network. In the news that came in the past, it was said that there was a fight in Kabul Palace between the supporters of Haqqani network and Baradar. After this Baradar was injured. In some media reports, even the news of Baradar’s death was claimed. But these reports were denied in statements issued by Baradar and the Taliban. By releasing an audio, the good health of Baradar was said.
Fears of worsening situation in Kabul
It was emphasized by the Haqqani network that Baradar should seek protection from the Ministry of Home Affairs, but the Deputy PM categorically refused to accept it. Mullah Yakub, the son of Defense Minister and Taliban founder Mullah Omar, is still in Kandahar. Reports have said that after Baradar’s return to Kabul, tension may increase again in the capital. According to experts, the tension between the ISI-backed Haqqani network and the Taliban may increase in the coming days.
Who is Mulla Baradar after all?
Mullah Baradar is the face that the Taliban took forward in the peace talks with the US in Doha. Baradar released his audio on 13 September. Baradar is currently living in Kabul Palace. Recently, America’s Time magazine has also named Baradar in the list of 100 most influential people of the year 2021.
The list describes him as a ‘charismatic military leader’ and a representation of a liberal face. Baradar first spoke to former US President Donald Trump over the telephone in the year 2020. Earlier, he had signed the Doha Agreement, which included the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan.
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