More than 4,500 clerics and elders who attended the gathering renewed their allegiance and loyalty to the Taliban’s supreme leader, Hibatullah Akhundzada.
Amid heavy security, Taliban chief Hibatullah Akhundzada delivered his brief address from one of the front rows of worshippers at the Eidgah mosque in Kandahar.
The leader of Haqqani Network and Afghanistan's Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani was dressed like many of the senior Taliban officials - very heavily bearded and wearing a black turban and white shawl.
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