Two former high-profile detainees on the American jail in Guantanamo Bay have taken over the safety construction of Afghanistan, which was once beneath the Haqqani Community after the Taliban captured Kabul on August 15.
Mullah Fazel and Abdul Haq Wasiq, who spent 14 years every in jail, had been given key intelligence and safety duties by way of Deputy High Minister Mullah Baradar, who reportedly had disagreed with the September 5 consult with of the ISI leader to Kabul.
In an order issued on Wednesday, Mullah Fazel was once appointed because the Deputy Minister of Defence and Wasiq the Director of Intelligence of the Taliban management.
Launched by way of Obama
Mullah Fazel will paintings with Defence Minister Mullah Yaqub, stated an Afghan supply aware of the adjustments. Mullah Yaqub is the son of the Taliban founder, Mullah Omar.
Each Fazel and Wasiq have been launched in 2014 by way of the Obama management as a part of an change take care of the Taliban wherein a bunch of 5 tough Taliban figures, referred to as the “Gitmo-5”, have been despatched again to Afghanistan. The 2 have been accused of atrocities all the way through the former Taliban rule and the warfare with the U.S., however were given concerned within the discussion with america upon their go back.
Wasiq was once the deputy intelligence leader and Fazel the pinnacle of the military all the way through the Taliban regime between 1996 and 2001.
Aside from those two, Sadar Ibrahim, who was once a chum of Mullah Omar, has been made the Senior Deputy Internal Minister. Ibrahim is understood to be anti-Pakistan and his appointment is noticed geared toward checking Pakistan’s affect.
He was once with reference to the previous Taliban chief Mullah Mansour, who was once killed in a drone assault inside of Pakistan whilst getting back from Iran in Would possibly 2016.
Ibrahim reportedly have shyed away from Pakistani contacts after the assassination of Mansour. He had previous spent a number of years within the custody of the ISI.