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Abdul Gani Bharat, co-founder of the Taliban, is second in command in the new government

Three weeks after taking power – and Afghanistan’s new strongmen Took the last pocket of resistance in the Panjir Valley – On Tuesday, September 7, the land was clear for the Taliban to announce part of their new government.

Jabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Islamic Movement, told a news conference in Kabul that the Taliban’s co – founder, Abdul Ghani Bharat, would serve as deputy prime minister. The head of the Political Bureau of the Islamic Movement, the latter led the signing of the talks with the United States The agreement that led the Americans to leave AfghanistanAfter twenty years of war.

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Mulla Mohammad Hasan Akund takes over as head of government. The new Prime Minister of Afghanistan is a close aide and political adviser to Supreme Leader Mullah Omar. During the first Taliban government, he was especially the Deputy Foreign Minister and Governor of Kandahar Province.

Attempt to “take people from other parts of the country”

In addition, Mullah Omar’s son Mullah Yaqub has been appointed Minister of Defense and Sirajuddin Haqqani has been appointed Minister of Home Affairs. The latter is the leader of the Haqqani Network, founded by his father. The network has been described by Washington as a terrorist, considered one of the most dangerous factions fighting Afghanistan and NATO troops for the past two decades. Also, Aamir Khan Mutaki, who held Taliban talks in Tokyo, was appointed head of the foreign ministry.

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“Government is not complete”However, Mr. Mujahid underlined that it was his movement that promised an executive “Includes”, I’m going to try “Take people from other parts of the country.” The Taliban are in fact expected by the international community to have warned that it would judge the Islamic movement over its activities.

Following the announcements, the Taliban’s top leader, Haibatullah Akundzadah, called for the new government to implement Sharia law, saying his public interventions were rare. “I assure all my fellow citizens that the rulers will work hard to respect the Islamic rules and Sharia law in the country.”, He said in a statement in English.

Two were killed and at least eight were injured in what became known as Herat

Earlier today, Taliban Cultural Authority official Ahmadullah Wasik announced that only “Some members” The new government will be announced on Tuesday evening. “We have agreed to announce a new government before a formal ceremony takes place.”He also added on Twitter.

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These announcements will come a week later Departure of the last Americans from Kabul Hours after the capture of the Panjir Valley by the Islamic Movement, it was the last pocket of protest in the country until then. The Taliban fired several shots into the air in Kabul on Tuesday Disperse new demonstrations In particular, condemning their violent repression in Punjab.

Two were killed and eight were injured in what became known as the Cold War on Tuesday in Herat, western Afghanistan, in another rally against the Taliban regime, a local doctor said. When asked about the protests, a Taliban spokesman said they were “It is illegal as long as there are government offices [n’étaient] Not opened, laws declared “. He also pointed out that they are “Not yet trained” The administration of the demonstrations and the protesters were called to inform the authorities of any meeting twenty-four hours in advance. On Monday, the movement said it would no longer tolerate any challenge to its power.

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World with AFP