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.
"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.