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Afghanistan’s embattled president, Ashraf Ghani has left the nation, becoming a member of his fellow residents and foreigners in a stampede fleeing the advancing Taliban and signalling the tip of a 20-year Western experiment geared toward remaking Afghanistan.

This was confirmed by Abdullah Abdullah, the pinnacle of the Afghan Nationwide Reconciliation Council, in a web-based video on Sunday.

He stated, “The previous president of Afghanistan left Afghanistan, leaving the nation on this tough scenario. God ought to maintain him accountable.”

Related Press information company studies that Ghani flew overseas. Nevertheless, a report by Al Jazeera indicated that the President may need left for Tajikistan.

Abdullah stated he needs safety forces to proceed offering safety for Kabul and requested the Taliban to attend for talks earlier than getting into town.

US Flag in Kabul Goes Down as Taliban Takes Over

However the Taliban, which for hours had been on the outskirts of Kabul, introduced quickly after that they’d transfer additional right into a metropolis gripped by panic all through the day as helicopters raced overhead to evacuate personnel from the US embassy. A number of different Western missions additionally ready to tug their folks out.

Civilians fearing that the Taliban may impose a brutal rule rushed to depart the nation as nicely, lining up at money machines to withdraw their life financial savings.

The desperately poor – who had left properties within the countryside for the hoped-for security within the capital – remained of their 1000’s in parks and open areas all through town.

In a shocking route, the Taliban has captured 26 of Afghanistan’s 34 provincial capitals since August 6, regardless of the billions of {dollars} spent by the US and NATO over practically 20 years to construct up Afghan safety forces.

 

 

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