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CIA Director Burns Met With Taliban Leader on Monday


What Happened:

  • 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.


Developing Story

Photo Source: CIA.gov


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