Mullah Hassan Akhund (right), newly appointed to the new Afghan government, meets Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan in 1999 – Photo: AFP
“We will try to bring people from other parts of the country (into the government),” said Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid.
The force said the new government is only provisional, but it is unclear how long this government will last and no country has acknowledged it.
Here are some of the leaders of the Taliban:
Supreme Leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada
One of the rare photos of Mr. Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada – Photo: REUTERS
The new government of Afghanistan will be under the leadership of Supreme Leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada of the Taliban.
According to Reuters news agency, very little is known about Akhundzada except for a few rare information that he is about 60 years old and has a son who is a suicide bomber.
Some researchers on the Taliban argue that Akhundzada plays a leading role, healing divisions within the force and dealing with international allies and enemies.
However, there are also opinions that Akhundzada is only a nominal figure in power, while the real power belongs to the military factions of the Taliban.
Acting Prime Minister Mullah Hasan Akhund
Mr. Mullah Hasan Akhund – Photo: India Express
Mullah Hassan Akhund is an influential figure in the Taliban. He served as foreign minister and deputy prime minister when the group ruled the Taliban before 2001.
This is a conservative figure who once decided to ban women from school, enforce sexism and be strict about religious dress.
After the Taliban were overthrown in Afghanistan in the post-2001 period, Mr. Hassan Akhund mainly operated in Pakisan with the task of religious and spiritual orientation for Taliban fighters.
According to observers, the appointment of Hassan Akhund is a decision to make concessions to the Haqqani network, the Taliban’s powerful arm, due to political tensions between the group and the Taliban’s leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.
Hasan Akhund has been on the United Nations (UN) sanctions list since early 2021.
Acting Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar
Mr. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar – Photo: REUTERS
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was appointed as Hassan Akhund’s deputy despite being considered a stalwart leader of the Taliban.
According to Reuters news agency, Baradar was a participant in the negotiations in Qatar on the withdrawal of US troops and was the face of the Taliban to the outside world.
Mr. Baradar is the co-founder and senior commander of the Taliban in the war against the US. This figure was arrested in Pakistan in 2010, after being released in 2018 became the leader of the Taliban political office in Doha.
Baradar is also on the UN terrorist list.
Acting Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani
Sirajuddin Haqqani’s photo in the FBI’s wanted notice – Photo: FBI
Sirajuddin Haqqani is the son of the founder of the Haqqani network, a group classified by the US as a terrorist, and a person most wanted by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in connection with the attacks. suicide and ties to Al Qaeda.
Haqqani is one of the Taliban leaders responsible for armed attacks against US and coalition forces.
This character is said to have been attacked by the US but survived. The FBI has offered a $5 million reward for information leading to Haqqani’s arrest.
Acting Defense Minister Mullah Yaqoob
Mr. Mullah Yakoob – Photo: Twitter
Mullah Yaqoob is the son of the co-founder of the Taliban, Mullah Omar, and an important military leader of the group.
In 2016, Mr. Mullah Yaqoob was selected as the head of the Taliban’s military mission in 15 of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan and became the military commander in 2020.
As a “moderate” figure, Mr. Yaqoob is a supporter of negotiations to settle the war in Afghanistan.
Acting Foreign Minister Mullah Yakoob
Amir Khan Muttaqi – :nh: Tolo News
Amir Khan Muttaqi was a member of the peace talks with the US in Qatar last year under former President Donald Trump.
Before that, he held the position of Minister of Culture and Information, Minister of Education when the Taliban ruled in Afghanistan.
According to some reports, Mr. Muttaqi discussed letting former government officials in Afghanistan join the new administration after the Taliban took control of Kabul. He also advocated negotiations in the provinces and called for a settlement with the resistance forces in Panjshir.