WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden sent the top of the CIA to meet the Taliban's chief on Monday in the most elevated level strategic experience since the assailant bunch assumed control over the Afghan capital, two U.S. sources said.
CIA Director William Burns met Taliban pioneer Abdul Ghani Baradar in Kabul, a U.S. official and a source acquainted with government movement told Reuters on Tuesday. Both talked on state of obscurity.
The gathering came as the Biden organization cleared U.S. residents and different partners in the midst of bedlam at Kabul air terminal in front of an Aug. 31 cutoff time to pull out.
The Washington Post, refering to U.S. authorities who talked on state of secrecy, first detailed the gathering.
A CIA delegate said the office had no remark. The White House didn't react to a solicitation for input.
Biden last week said U.S. troops might remain in Afghanistan past the cutoff time one week from now to empty Americans.
On Monday, two Taliban sources revealed to Reuters it would not broaden the cutoff time for Western drives out.