According to the French news agency AFP, senior Taliban leader Khalil Haqqani is also present in Kabul and is considered one of the most wanted terrorists in the United States. As a result, the US government has placed a انعام 500,000 reward on his head.
“Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar will meet with jihadi leaders and politicians in Kabul to form a comprehensive government in Afghanistan,” a senior Taliban official told AFP.
Earlier, pro-Taliban social media websites shared photos of Taliban leader Khalil Haqqani meeting Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and the Taliban have been rivals during the civil war in the 1990s, but Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has played a key role in Afghanistan’s internal politics.
Khalil Haqqani is thought to be the brother of Jalaluddin Haqqani, the founder of the Haqqani Network in Afghanistan.
Anas Haqqani, another key Haqqani Network leader, is also in Kabul, meeting with other key leaders, including Hamid Karzai and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.
It may be recalled that Mullah Baradar had reached Kandahar province from Qatar on Tuesday, which is also the birthplace of the Taliban movement.
The Taliban has repeatedly called for the formation of a comprehensive government, but no details have been released as to which parties and leaders will be included in the government.
Mullah Baradar was arrested in Pakistan in 2010, later released in 2018 at the urging of the United States, and transferred to Qatar.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was appointed head of the Taliban’s political office in Doha. Mullah Baradar also led the Taliban in the talks with the United States.