CIA Director Secretly Met With Taliban Leader in Kabul, Report Says

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U.S. President Joe Biden faces growing pressure to negotiate more time for the airlift of thousands of stranded people. CIA director William Burns secretly met Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar in Kabul on Monday, the Washington Post reports. Western forces at Kabul airport worked flat out on Tuesday to get people out of Afghanistan before an August 31 deadline.
Published 1 year ago · Washington, United States

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