Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

New Taliban leader moves fast to heal rifts in Afghan insurgency

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Reuters, 5 August 2015

In this article about the Taleban power struggle, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted on the new leader’s first message:

“If he’s playing to his own audience and trying to consolidate his position, it wouldn’t make much sense to make announcements about seeking peace at the moment, as the peace talks issue is a make-or-break point within the Taliban,” said Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network in Kabul.