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Kabul: In this handout photograph released by the Taliban, senior Haqqani group leader Anas Haqqani, right, speaks to Abdullah Abdullah, head of Afghanistan's National Reconciliation Council and former government negotiator with the Taliban, in Kabul, Afg
- The Americans feted the 'Haqqani Network' during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan
- Ex- US President Ronald Raegan called the group's founder Jalaluddin a 'freedom fighter'
- Haqqani Network's current head Sirajuddin is interior minister in Taliban's 'acting' government
Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid speaks at his first news conference, in Kabul. (Photo credit: AP)