- Title: File of Mullah Baradar, head of Taliban's political bureau
- Date: 15th August 2021
- Summary: DOHA, QATAR (FILE - FEBRUARY 29, 2020) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF TALIBAN POLITICAL CHIEF MULLAH ABDUL GHANI BARADAR AND U.S. SPECIAL ENVOY ZALMAY KHALILZAD SIGNING AGREEMENT TALIBAN POLITICAL CHIEF, MULLAH ABDUL GHANI BARADAR, SAYING THAT THE ISLAMIC REGIME OF AFGHANISTAN HAS REACHED AN AGREEMENT WITH THE U.S. BARADAR SHAKING HANDS WITH U.S. SPECIAL ENVOY ZALMAY KHALILZAD MOSCOW, RUSSIA (FILE - MAY 28, 2019) (REUTERS) RUSSIAN OFFICIALS GREETING TALIBAN HEAD OF POLITICAL OFFICE OF THE TALIBAN SHER MOHAMMAD ABBAS STANAKZAI (RIGHT) AND MULLAH ABDUL GHANI BARADAR (LEFT) SITTING ON COUCH TALIBANS SITTINH ON COUCH DELEGATIONS POSING FOR PICTURES DELEGATIONS SEATED FOR TALKS
- Embargoed: 29th August 2021 12:23
- Keywords: Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Taliban political bureau chief
- Location: DOHA, QATAR/MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- City: DOHA, QATAR/MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- Country: Afghanistan
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Conflicts/War/Peace,Insurgencies
- Reuters ID: LVA001EQESL6V
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The Afghan government's acting interior minister said on Sunday (August 15) that power would be handed over to a transitional administration after Taliban insurgents entered Kabul earlier in the day.
There was no immediate word on the situation from President Ashraf Ghani. A palace official said he was in emergency talks with U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and top NATO officials.
The head of the Taliban's political bureau, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, is heading to Kabul from Doha, a Taliban source in the Qatari capital said. Baradar is part of the negotiating team in Doha which was trying to thrash out a political deal.
Baradar is said to have been a trusted aide of Mullah Omar, the founder of the Taliban.
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