Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Afghan “Taliban” movement, announced today, Tuesday, September 7, that Muhammad Hassan Akhund will head the new Taliban government, which is expected to be announced in the coming hours.
A spokesman for the movement said, during a press conference, that the co-founder of the Taliban, Abdul Ghani Baradar, will be deputy prime minister, quoting the “Euro News” website.
The “Taliban” movement has almost completely controlled Afghanistan, including the capital, Kabul, while Ahmed Shah Massoud’s forces are still fighting for control of the last province not under their control, which is the province of Panjshir.
On August 15, Taliban militants entered the Afghan presidential palace, hours after President Ashraf Ghani left the country, after agreeing to resign from office.
This came after the “Taliban” movement ordered its fighters to enter the Afghan capital, Kabul, with the continued progress of the Taliban movement in Afghan territory.
Taliban officials said they do not want a transitional government and that they expect to take full power in Afghanistan.
Other officials in the movement indicated that it would seek to implement a comprehensive Islamic system of government in the country, and they talked about declaring an “Islamic Emirate” from the presidential palace soon.