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Where is Taliban’s Mullah Baradar? What this interview clarifies | World News

There is no inside battle among the many members of the interim Cabinet of Afghanistan, Mullah Baradar could be seen studying out from a press release within the newest video launched by the Taliban.

To refute rumours about his possible damage or dying, Afghanistan’s appearing prime minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar needed to apparently sit in entrance of a digicam and subject a press release. It was an interview by Radio Television Afghanistan. Though it was a radio interview, it was video-recorded and was launched by Taliban leaders on Twitter to point out that their chief is alive. Earlier, the Taliban launched an audio message however the hypothesis couldn’t be put to relaxation.

Mullah Baradar is in Kandahar

The interview was taken in Kandahar, studies mentioned which establishes the truth that Mullah Baradar is in Kandahar. Reports mentioned that Mullah Baradar had fled to Kandahar following an argument between him and a Cabinet member. The battle reportedly broke out on the presidential palace in Kabul. The Taliban and the Haqqani have been engaged in an influence tussle to mediate which Pak ISI chief Faiz Hameed reportedly got here to Kabul. But studies mentioned this battle between Baradar and Khalil ur -Rahman Haqqani and their followers was an enormous one and Baradar left the town the subsequent day.

 

No inside rift, says Baradar

Apart from refuting the rumours of his damage or dying, Baradar additionally denied any feud among the many new Cabinet. “Praise be to God, we have a lot of kindness and mercy amongst us, such that does not even exist in a family. In addition, for many years, we have suffered and given sacrifices, in order to end the occupation. That is neither for power nor for the position,” Baradar mentioned within the interview.

‘Didn’t know Qatar international minister was coming’

As Baradar was out of Kabul, he couldn’t meet Qatar international minister when he visited Kabul. “We were not aware that the Foreign Minister was coming from Qatar. Had we known, we would have postponed our trip. And we were on a trip, therefore, the meeting didn’t happen,” Baradar mentioned when he was requested why he didn’t meet the Qatar minister. It could also be famous that Baradar remained the top of the Taliban’s Qatar office and shares a detailed relationship with Qatar.

Reading from a script

Both Baradar and the one that interviewed him learn from a paper held out in entrance of them. Taliban leaders have been selling the interview and Ahmadullah Muttaqi has shared the obtainable clip of the interview the place Mullah Baradar could be seen a number of instances on Twitter. 

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