Taliban to Announce Formation of New Government on Friday, Source Says
12:04 GMT 31.08.2021 (Updated: 12:06 GMT 31.08.2021)
© AP Photo / Rahmat GulTaliban fighters pose for a photograph in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021
© AP Photo / Rahmat Gul
KABUL (Sputnik) - The Taliban* will announce the formation of a new Afghan government on 3 August but its composition remains uncertain as of now, a source from the movement’s military commission told Sputnik on 31 August.
The source added, on condition of anonymity, that it is not yet known who will be part of the government and what will be its format.
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On 15 August, the Taliban completed their takeover of Afghanistan by entering Kabul, which led to the collapse of the US-backed civilian government. Following those events, most countries started evacuating their citizens and diplomatic staff, as well as Afghan allies.
*The Taliban is a terrorist group banned in Russia and many other countries.