Ground Report | New Delhi: Where is Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah; One question that comes to mind after the capture of the Afghan capital, Kabul, is where is Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada? A hashtag #WhereIsHaibatullah on Twitter? This is the question people are asking and it is being debated.
A video message from Qatar’s Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar congratulating the Taliban on their victory has come to light, congratulating them on their victory, saying “the Taliban have achieved more than expected but at the same time He said that his real ordeal has now begun.
Where is Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah?
Mullah Baradar is also a senior Taliban leader and his main negotiator, but in any case he is number two with Mullah Hibatullah and in principle Mullah Hibatullah should have congratulated him because he is the Taliban’s religious, political And military chiefs.
There is very little information about Mullah Haibatullah. He is from Kandahar and has been close to Mullah Omar. Mullah Hibatullah has little experience as a fighter and is more known as a religious leader than a commander, who is credited with justifying the Taliban’s actions by issuing fatwas. There is no accurate information about his age and his age is said to be around 60 years.
Mullah Hibatullah was appointed Taliban leader in 2016 after Mullah Mansoor was killed in a US drone strike. According to reports, Mullah Mansoor had appointed him as the successor of the Taliban in his will. Since Taliban leaders are always targeted by the US, Mullah Haibatullah has kept himself behind bars and has probably not come to the fore yet due to this fear.
In February this year, Afghan media reported that Mullah Hibatullah had been killed in a bomb blast in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province.
Mullah Haibatullah was killed?
The Hasht Sobh newspaper had said that Mullah Hibatullah was killed along with two of his senior associates in Quetta in April 2020, but the Taliban denied the report as baseless.
The newspaper claimed that Mullah Haibatullah Akhunzada, along with his two accomplices Hafiz Abdul Majeed and Mullah Matiullah, were killed in an alleged blast at the home of Hafiz Abdul Majeed, an Afghan Taliban leader on the outskirts of Quetta a few months ago. Another comrade, Hafiz Abdul Majeed, died two or three days later.
Then in June 2020, it was reported that Mullah Haibatullah had died of the corona virus. Foreign Policy Magazine quoted Taliban sources as saying that Mullah Hibatullah had died outside the country after suffering from coronation.
However, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid denied the news on June 2. In a tweet, he accused Foreign Policy Magazine of spreading baseless rumors.