Mullah Baradar to lead new Afghan gvmnt: Taliban sources

Mullah Baradar to lead new Afghanistan government: Taliban sources
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03 September, 2021
The head of the Taliban's political office will be leading the new Afghan government.
Sources in the Taliban have said Baradar will lead the new government [Getty]

Mullah Baradar, the head of the Taliban's political office, will lead the new government in Afghanistan, at least three sources in the Islamist group said on Friday.

Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, the son of late Taliban founder Mullah Omar, and Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai will take senior positions in the government, the sources said.

The Taliban has fully seized control of Afghanistan after the last US soldier pulled out this week, following a 20-year presence.