Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said he left the country in order to avoid bloodshed, as the Taliban entered the presidential palace in Kabul.
Afghanistan embattled president Ashraf Ghani has fled the country amidst negotiations for a peaceful transfer of power after Taliban fighters entered Kabul.
Ghani claims to flee in order to avoid bloodshed, as the Taliban entered the presidential palace in Kabul.
He made the statement on Facebook after fleeing the country, stating left in order to avoid clashes with the Taliban that would endanger millions of Kabul residents,
Taliban conquer retake power 20 years after it was toppled in a United States-led military invasion.
The Taliban fighters have entered Afghanistan’s presidential palace hours after President Ashraf Ghani fled the country.
The group’s leadership, surrounded by dozens of armed fighters, addressed the media from the country’s seat of power.
Meanwhile, a Taliban spokesman told Al Jazeera those who worked with the West-backed government and military will be offered amnesty.