Taliban has appointed a new leader

Wednesday, 31 August, 2016 - 14:30

It is reported that the new leader of the Taliban movement has been appointed. It is Maulvi Ibrahim Sadar, once a close associate of the founder of the "Taliban" Mohammed Omar.

This suggests that the militants do not intend to move to the peace talks. In addition, the appointment of Sadar sovpodaet the intensification of attacks on government security forces. At the moment there is combat in 15 provinces, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defence.

The same is confirmed a representative of the High Peace Council of Afghanistan Mohammad Akbari, responsible for negotiations with the "Taliban": "I do not see any desire for peace" Taliban "in Afghanistan, instead we are seeing an increase in hostilities in the provinces" - he said.