Reports from Kabul suggest Taliban chief Mullah Baradar may have suffered injuries in factional clashes and has been shifted to Pakistan for treatment. The reports also say the Haqqani Network has refused to accept Haibatullah Akhundzada as Taliban supremo. Michael Rubin of the American Enterprise Institute says ISI chief Gen. Faiz Hamid’s presence in Kabul proves that Islamabad is the puppet master here seeking to resolve differences. He argues that the U.S. must designate Hamid a terrorist.
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