Vicky Nanjappa

Journalism for Vertebrates®

Ties of blood: Why there is no separating the Taliban, Al-Qaeda and Haqqani Network

New Delhi, Sep 08: A little known head of the Taliban, Mullah Mohammad Hassan will head the Taliban’s leadership council, while the co-founder of the outfit, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar who was the main face of the group which signed a peace deal with the United States will be his deputy.

Despite US President, Joe Biden urging the Taliban to cut all ties with terrorist groups, Sirajuddin Haqqani, the leader of the Haqqani Network, who is on the FBI’s most wanted list for terrorism will serve as an interior minister.

The relations between the Taliban and Haqqani Network have been very strong. The HQN is even closely linked to the Al-Qaeda and these aspects are likely to complicate any move by the US to cooperate with the Taliban.

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