About 6,000 cadres of the Haqqani Network, of the Taliban guild, have captured Afghanistan’s capital city Kabul, as reported by the Hindustan Times.
Reuters mentioned on August 18 that the Taliban commander and a senior leader of the Haqqani Network Anas Haqqani met the former Afghan president Hamid Karzai for deliberation with the former government’s prime peace envoy Abdullah Abdullah.
Anas’ brother Sirajuddin Haqqani leads and governs the Haqqani Network. As per the border relations with Pakistan, the guild has been accused of displaying some of the worst militant attacks in Afghanistan. Sirajuddin has been initiating instructions and regulations from Quetta in Pakistan.
Karzai and Abdullah’s movements were confined and harnessed by the Taliban, Hindustan Times reported. Contiguous negotiations were carried out to get Karzai and Abdullah to host a formal transfer over of power to Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the report said.
In Kandahar, Mullah Yaqoob is aiming to snatch power from the government, the report said. Yaqoob is the son of the late Taliban member, Mullah Omar, who laid the foundation.
Taliban stole away vehicles, important documents from the Indian consulates
The Taliban met Indian consulates in Kandahar and Herat that are currently closed. The quest for almirahs in Kandahar for documents and draw away parked vehicles from both the consulates, the report said.
“US troops may stay in Afghanistan past an August 31 deadline to evacuate Americans,” US President Joe Biden averred on August 18. Biden, who has just come into the circle of criticisms for mishandling of the troops, added further that it would have been impossible to leave Afghanistan “without chaos ensuing”.