CIA Director Burns Met With Taliban Leader on Monday
According to US Officials, on Monday, CIA Director William Burns met with Taliban leader, Abdul Ghani Baradar, in Kabul.
The covert meeting, first reported by the Washington Post, is the highest-level meeting between the two sides since the Taliban overtook Afghanistan's capital, 8 days ago.
The meeting occurred as the US rushes to evacuate citizens and allies out of the country before the Aug. 31st deadline established by the Biden administration.
Many are concerned what will happen in the country after the US evacuates. The CIA declined to make any comments about the meeting.
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