According to reports on Sunday, President Ashraf Ghani fled Afghanistan as the Taliban arrived and took over the nation's capital, Kabul.
Ghani, who has served as president since 2014, appeared in a pre-recorded speech on Saturday and told the nation that he was working to "remobilize" the Afghan military in order to fight the Taliban.
Breaking - Sources said President Ghani has left the country. pic.twitter.com/4bOgsSlzRR
— TOLOnews (@TOLOnews) August 15, 2021
“Under the current situation, remobilizing of the security and defense forces is our top priority and required measures are underway for this purpose,” Ghani said, vowing to work to prevent “further killings, loss of the gains of the last 20 years, destruction of public property and continued instability.”
However, Afghan outlet Tolo News reports that, via Taliban sources, Ghani has agreed to formally resign.
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) August 15, 2021
Now, the Taliban is claiming "victory" in Kabul as the "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan."
Kabul is brought to a near standstill on the first day of the Taliban's “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” as planes carrying Afghan soldiers land in Tajikistan.
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) August 16, 2021
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