Afghanistan (ZNN) Who are the Afghan Taliban leaders Abdul Hakim Haqqani, Sirajuddin Haqqani, Mullah Abdul Ghani and Sher Muhammad Abbas Stanekzai and where do they come from? The winners are fighting against the Afghan government in Kabul. The Taliban thwarted a US-backed Soviet attempt to occupy Afghanistan in 1980. Later, the Taliban emerged in 1994 and occupied most of the country until 1996, enforcing Islamic law.
Abdul Hakim Haqqani:
Abdul Hakim Haqqani is the head of the Taliban’s negotiating party. He is also considered the most trusted ally of Taliban leader Mullah Hebatullah Akhunzada. He has also held the post of parallel Taliban judge. He is also the head of a council of scholars.
Sirajuddin Haqqani is the son of Jalaluddin Haqqani, a well-known Afghan Mujahideen leader. He is also the head of the Haqqani Network, a sub-group of the Taliban, and the Haqqani tribe. The Haqqanis are believed to have carried out a series of suicide bombings in Afghanistan. The United States has offered a انعام 10 million reward for information leading to the capture of Siraj Haqqani. There have also been internal attacks. He has also been involved in major attacks in Afghanistan, including former Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The Haqqani network looks after the Taliban’s economic and other assets. He described himself as more extremist than the Taliban and openly supported beheadings, suicide bombings and attacks on Western nations.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar:
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is one of the founders of the Taliban and his name is emerging as the new president of Afghanistan. Abdul Ghani Baradar has been heading the Taliban’s CIA affairs and attending talks in Doha. Born in 1968 in the village of Watimak in Afghanistan’s Oregon Province, Abdul Ghani’s Durrani is Pashtun and belongs to the Popalzai tribe. He is considered one of Mullah Omar’s most trusted associates. He also took part in the Afghan jihad against Russia and co-founded the Taliban in 1994 with Mullah Omar. He was arrested from Karachi in February 2010 but was released in October 2018 at the behest of the United States. After his release, he played a key role in peace talks with the United States. He has previously held several key positions during Mullah Omar’s tenure, including the Afghan army’s commander-in-chief of defense and deputy interior minister.
Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai:
Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai, a Taliban foreign affairs expert, was born in 1963 in Baraki Barak district of Logar province. He holds a master’s degree in politics and studied at ISI headquarters in the 1970s under the Afghan army’s training program. He also took part in the Afghan jihad against Russia and served as Deputy Foreign Minister and Deputy Minister of Health during the first Taliban regime. He also paid an official visit to the United States as Acting Secretary of State in 1996 and played a key role in establishing the Taliban’s office in Doha in 2012. In 2015, he became head of the Taliban’s CIA office in Doha. Also visited as a representative.