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CIA leader meets Taliban leader in Kabul — report

CIA Director William Burns speaks during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 15, 2021. (Al Drago/Pool via AP)
CIA Director William Burns speaks during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 15, 2021. (Al Drago/Pool via AP)

CIA Director William Burns secretly met Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar in Kabul on Monday, the Washington Post reports.

The reported high-level meeting between the Biden administration and Islamist insurgents, the first since the shock Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, comes as the US continues its efforts to evacuate Americans from the country before an August 31 deadline.

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