Kabul — On Friday, Hibatullah Akhnzada, Afghanistan's Leader of the Islamic Taliban, joined the national religious leaders in Kabul. Focusing on national unity, we congratulate Muslims on taking over Afghanistan.
A Taliban spokesman confirmed that a city-based leader in the southern city of Kandahar attended a meeting of more than 3,000 male participants and was in the capital.
Congratulated the people who gathered for the group's victory in Afghanistan after receiving a pledge of loyalty from the participants raising their hands.
"The success of Afghanistan's jihad is a source of pride not only for Afghanistan but for Muslims around the world," he said, according to the state-run Bakhtar News Agency. Arabic for traditional struggle.
When the Islamist movement announced a provisional government in September, the mysterious Akunzada became the supreme leader since 2016, following the withdrawal of US-led foreign troops and the collapse of the US support government. Maintained the role. , The ultimate authority on the group, but he is rarely seen publicly.
The Kabul rally began on Thursday under close security.
At one point, a Taliban spokesman said it was the result of a guard firing in a "suspicious place," adding that the situation was controlled and continuous shooting near the venue. Happened.
At least one participant called for the opening of a girls' high school, but it was not clear how widespread support for the proposal was.
Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Interior Minister Taliban Shirajudin Haqqani said at a meeting on Friday that the world is demanding comprehensive government and education, and the problem needs time.
"This rally is about trust and interaction. We are here to create the future according to Islam and national interests," he said.
The Taliban returns to the announcement that all schools will open in March, leaving many girls in high school in tears and criticized by the Western government for strict sanctions severely damaging the Afghan economy. Collected.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said he would respect the decisions made at the meeting, but the final decision on girls' education was up to the Supreme Leader.
Afghanistan, a hardline priest whose son was a suicide bomber, spent most of his leadership behind the scenes and finally negotiated to see the United States and its allies leave Afghanistan 20 years later. In crushing the rebellion war that made others take the initiative. (Report by Charlotte Greenfield and Mohammad Yunus Yawar in Kabul, edited by Muralikumar Anantharaman, Robert Birsel, edited by William Maclean)