KABUL, AUG 15: Former Afghan ambassador to Germany, Ali Ahmad Jalali, has been appointed as the head of the new interim government in Afghanistan, reported Afghan media Sunday.
Taliban fighters arrived at Kabul’s surrounding areas but have not yet entered the city.
The Taliban, however, announced that they did not intend to take the city by force.
Reports from the Afghanistan media state that negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government are taking place inside the ARG Presidential Palace in Kabul, as Taliban fighters wait at Kabul’s gates for further instructions.
Abdullah Abdullah, the head of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation, is acting as the arbitrator in the negotiations.
Meanwhile, reports also state that Taliban co-founder Abdul Ghani Baradar is preparing to reach Afghanistan from Doha, where he was leading negotiations of a Taliban delegation with envoys of various governments.