Haibatullah Akhundzada, 50, the Taliban chief, is known to be a religious legal scholar rather than a soldier.
Kabul. After all, where is the supreme leader of the Taliban, Hibatullah Akhundzada? Nothing is known of its chief for six months since the capture of Taliban in Afghanistan. Many experts say that where is the Supreme Leader of Taliban, Haibatullah Akhundzada? Why is he not showing up yet? Has someone imprisoned him?
Haibatullah Akhundzada was appointed chief of the Taliban in May 2016 after former Taliban leader Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US drone strike. At that time, in a video message shared by the Taliban, it was announced to make Haibatullah Akhundzada the head of the terrorist organization. After a meeting in Pakistan, he was made the Supreme Leader of the Taliban.
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According to media reports, 50-year-old Haibatullah Akhundzada, the Taliban chief, is known as a religious legal scholar rather than a soldier. According to the report, he is credited with issuing extreme interpretations of Islam by the terror group. Recently, the report claimed that Hebtullah Akhundzada is in the custody of Pakistan Army. A member of the organization says that Akhundzada has not been seen for the last six months.
The news of death came in February
Akhundzada is a fundamentalist religious scholar from the Kandahar province of Afghanistan. He had been involved in the Taliban since the time of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s. Earlier in February this year, such information came to the fore that Akhundzada had died. At the same time, many reports say that the Taliban chief died months ago in April 2020 after a blast in Pakistan’s Balochistan province.
Taliban hides the news of death
There is a possibility that Hebtollah Akhundzada has been killed before, but the Taliban is trying to hide it so that the organization does not appear weak to the world. Akhtar Mansoor was also made the head of the organization after the death of Taliban’s founding leader Mullah Omar in 2013. But Omar’s death was announced in 2015. The Taliban continued to deny his death.