- Even 18 days after the occupation of Afghanistan, Mullah Abdul Ghani, who was the organization’s chief political negotiator for a key position within the Taliban, battling to prepare the blueprint of the government, and the head of the administration, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, and the Haqqani network broke out.
A tussle has broken out between the Baradar faction and the Haqqani network over a key position in the new government in Afghanistan. For this reason, the Taliban had to postpone the formation of the government for three to four days. To pacify this turmoil, Pakistan had to send intelligence agency chief General Faiz Hameed to Kabul.
It is being claimed that Haqqani network leaders Anas Haqqani and Khalil Haqqani also clashed with Mullah Baradar and Mullah Yakub. The Haqqani network is demanding a bigger stake in the government and the post of defense minister, while the Taliban is unwilling to give that much. For this reason, the Taliban could not announce the government.
Screw on the post of the military commission
The dispute between Baradar and the Haqqani network continues to escalate. Mullah Omar’s son Mullah Yacoub wants to take on the role of head of the powerful Taliban military commission. His job would be to oversee a vast network of Taliban field commanders. This position is considered extremely powerful and respected in the Taliban government.
Controversy over donation amount
The Taliban have collected large sums of money in the form of donations from the tribal chiefs. The amount was to be used after the conquest of Afghanistan. Now Kabul has also been captured by the Taliban, so the Haqqani network is asking for a share in this money. At the same time, Yakub does not want to give a single penny to Haqqani.
Mulla Yakub also angry with the team of the Doha office
The Taliban’s political leadership had also agreed to give the Haqqani network some key positions in the government. Anas Haqqani was also entrusted with the security of the capital immediately after the capture of Kabul. Mulla Yakub was very angry with this decision. Yacoub has said that leaders who live a life of luxury in Doha cannot impose conditions on those involved in fighting on the ground.
NRF claims, equally injured in mutual firing
The NRF claimed that the rift between Taliban leaders in Kabul increased to such an extent that even firing started. The NRF claimed that Taliban chief Mullah Baradar was injured and was being treated in Pakistan. According to the organization, this is the reason why the new government could not be announced in Afghanistan.
Fighting intensifies in Panjshir
The battle of Panjshir is in full swing amid a dispute between Taliban leaders. According to the information, more than 300 fighters of both sides have lost their lives in the ongoing fighting for the last few days. Earlier, the Taliban claimed to have won Panjshir. However, the Northern Resistance Front has denied the Taliban’s claim. Following the incident, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid on Twitter strongly advised the fighters to thank God for the celebration instead of firing in the air.
The Taliban claims that it has captured Panjshir province, while the Resistance Forces (rebel groups) have rejected the Taliban’s claim. It has also been claimed that they have caused heavy damage to the Taliban. Ahmed Masood, who is leading the insurgents in the Panjshir Valley, refuted the Taliban’s claim, saying that the news circulating in Pakistan of Panjshir winning is fake.
The Taliban claimed that Amrullah Saleh, the Vice President of Afghanistan after climbing Panjshir and challenging the Taliban from Panjshir, is absconding himself, however, in the meantime, Amrullah Saleh posted a video, rejecting the Taliban’s claim, saying that he Have not fled the country. He has said that he is in the Panjshir Valley and is with the commanders of the Resistance Force and political figures. He also said that Pakistan is behind the Taliban. Many terrorist organizations from all over the country and abroad, including Al Qaeda, are supporting the Taliban.