Ashraf Ghani, The former Afghan President said that he left the country in order to avoid bloodshed, as the Taliban entered the presidential palace in Kabul.
Ghani said in a Facebook post that he left in order to avoid clashes with the Taliban that would endanger millions of Kabul residents, his first comments since leaving the country, Ashraf Ghani did not disclose details on his current location.
According to the sources, It was not yet clear where Ashraf Ghani was headed or how exactly power would be transferred following the Taliban’s lightning sweep in recent weeks across Afghanistan, Their advance accelerated as U.S. and other foreign troops withdrew in line with President Joe Biden’s desire to end America’s longest war, launched in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
The Taliban said they had taken control of most of the districts around the outskirts of the capital Kabul.
The U.S. Embassy said there were reports the capital’s airport, where diplomats, officials and other Afghans had fled, had come under fire.
Taliban officials said that there would be no transitional government; added that earlier Taliban was waiting for Ashraf Ghani’s Western-backed government to surrender peacefully.
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