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President Ashraf Ghani fled Afghanistan, says former Chief Executive

18:09, 15 August 2021
President Ashraf Ghani fled Afghanistan, says former Chief Executive Photo: Hariva/CC 4.0/wikipedia.org

Afghan Head of State presumably left the country as the Taliban* are close to seizing the power.


Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has quit Afghanistan, according to the country’s former Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah.

He posted a video on his Facebook account in which he says that the president abandoned his nation as the Taliban entered the outskirts of the city.

Abdullah also called on the citizens to keep calm and appealed to Afghan military forces to cooperate in order to ensure security in the area. 

Vice-president Amrullah Saleh, as well as other aides, are also reported to leave Afghanistan.

Abdullah Abdullah is also Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, the institution which might be in charge of holding talks on the power transmission.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced some of the group's troops would enter the city to prevent looting. He asked the citizens not to panic and promised that the security situation will be under control.

*Taliban is a terror organization banned in the US, Russia and many other countries