Salafis in Afghanistan dominate Daesh-K, but not all Salafis support them. That could change if the battle becomes a larger battle between Hanafis and Salafis in Afghanistan.
Top UK and EU bloc diplomats say engagement with Taliban is meant for "direct line of communication" and their countries will not recognise the movement as new government in Kabul.
Baradar will be joined by Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, son of late Taliban co-founder Mullah Mohammad Omar, and Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai, at senior positions in new government, says Reuters news agency, citing Taliban sources.
Meanwhile, the United Nations said it had restarted humanitarian flights to parts of the country, linking the Pakistani capital Islamabad with Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan and Kandahar in the south.
The Biden administration says it will hunt down the attackers of the deadly Kabul explosions, but the real question is how the Taliban will react.
Taliban's gains put neighbouring Iran on edge but the majority Shia country "is in constant communication with all political sides in Afghanistan", including the insurgents, in a marked change from when the group was last in power.
The agreement’s language suggests that the US was prepared to accept the Taliban’s eventual takeover of Afghanistan.
US President Joe Biden rated worse than the other three presidents who presided over Washington's longest war as per a Reuters/Ipsos poll.
The current regional balance of power, in which Russia and China see the Taliban as the lesser of two evils, and a hasty US withdrawal helped the group march across Afghanistan, experts say.
A political and economic intervention by the international community could drive the conflict to a stalemate in favour of the Kabul government, giving it space to create a new strategy.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg describes security situation as "deeply challenging" with most foreign troops already out of the country where insurgents are pushing forward with their sweeping assault.
Pakistan's military said it had granted asylum to at least 46 Afghan soldiers who crossed the Durand Line into northwestern Pakistan after their military posts in Afghanistan were overrun by Taliban insurgents.
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