Who are the men leading the Taliban’s new government? | Al Jazeera Breakdown
Al Jazeera, 08 Sep 2021
The Taliban has announced key posts for their new government in Afghanistan, weeks after the group seized control of the country.
Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund, who is on a UN sanctions list, was named as leader of the new government, while Taliban co-founder Abdul Ghani Baradar was named as his deputy at a news conference in Kabul on Tuesday.
The Taliban’s inner workings and leadership have long been shrouded in secrecy – even when they previously ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001.
Several cabinet posts are yet to be announced.
Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford joins us live from the Afghan capital, Kabul for the latest updates.
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