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Taliban: I fled with just clothes – Ex-Afghanistan president, Ghani breaks silence from exile




Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has denied that he fled his nation to flee the Taliban militants.

Ghani left the nation as Taliban forces entered Kabul on Sunday, August 15.

Talking for the primary time from exile, Ghani confirmed he’s within the United Arab Emirates and fled his nation to forestall bloodshed after recommendation from officers.

The previous president additionally denied reviews making the rounds that he took massive sums of cash in his helicopter as he departed the presidential palace.

There have been reviews that Ghani fled with $169million in his cash-stuffed helicopter and has been given asylum in Dubai on ‘humanitarian grounds’.

In a dwell Fb broadcast, he stated: “What had occurred 25 years in the past in Afghanistan was going to happen once more. That was why I fled as a result of that wanted to be averted, a shameful improvement like that.

“The dignity of Afghanistan was vital for me, and that was to be ensured, so I needed to depart Afghanistan to forestall bloodshed, in an effort to guarantee that an enormous catastrophe (was) averted.

“I left on the recommendation of presidency officers.

“Kabul shouldn’t be was one other Yemen or Syria overpower battle so I used to be compelled to go away,” Ghani stated.

Ghani burdened that he left Kabul with only a waistcoat and a few garments, including that the allegation is a persona assassination in opposition to him.

“The accusations are baseless lies. You’ll be able to even ask customs officers – they’re baseless,” he added.

Ghani additionally talked about that he hopes to return house to proceed justice for Afghans.

“I’m within the UAE in order that disasters are averted. I’m in session with others till I (can) return in order that I can proceed my efforts for justice for the Afghans.

“I’ve no intention to stay in exile,” he stated.

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