Afghan president left country to avoid bloodshed

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Ghani, he faced a difficult decision
14:43, 16 August 2021

Associated Press

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that he had left the country to avoid bloodshed as the Taliban entered the capital Kabul. He explained that in a post on his Facebook page.

According to Ghani, he faced a difficult decision, with the fate of millions of Kabul residents and the security of the city at stake after 20 years of war in which countless numbers had already been killed.

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"To avoid bloodshed, I thought it would be better to leave. The Taliban won victory in the judgment of sword and gun and they have responsibility to protect the honour, prosperity and self-respect of our compatriots," he said.

As we reported earlier, Taliban fighters took control of the entire territory of Afghanistan on Sunday, August 15th. 

President left, Kabul airport came under fire, Taliban took control of the presidential palace.

The United Nations Security Council scheduled an emergency meeting for Monday morning after the Taliban appeared to take control of Afghanistan. The decision was made at the request of Estonia and Norway.

Related: World air companies change routes to avoid Afghan air space

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