Who is Zabihullah Mujahid?

Zabihullah Mujahid

Zabihullah Mujahid (ذبیح الله مجاهد) is the Taliban government’s central spokesperson and Deputy Minister of Information and Culture, roles he took on shortly after the Taliban ousted the Ghani administration in August of 2021. A top Taliban spokesperson since 2007, during the war he became internationally recognized as the faceless mouthpiece of the movement’s sophisticated propaganda machine – an apparatus which played a pivotal role in allowing the Taliban to reseize power. His first public appearance after the fall of Kabul put to rest, for the most part, rumors that “Zabiullah Mujahid” was a nom de guerre that represented a composite of several personalities rather than a single individual.

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