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Afghan Vice President claims himself acting head of state, urges residents to fight Taliban

Source : 112 Ukraine

The official also turned to all world leaders asking for their support
21:38, 17 August 2021

Amrullah Saleh
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Vice President of Afghanistan Amrullah Saleh claimed himself Acting President of the country and called on citizens to fight the Taliban militants. He wrote this on his Twitter page.

"According to Constitution of Afghanistan, in the case of absence, escape, resignation or death of the president, First Vice President becomes the Acting President. Currently, I'm in my country, being the legitimate Acting President", he wrote.

The official also turned to all world leaders asking for their support.

Besides, Saleh turned to the fellow residents, asking them to resist the Taliban rule.

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"We, the Afghans, must prove that Afghanistan is not Vietnam, and the Talibs do not act even remotely like the Vietcong. Unlike the U.S. and the NATO, we did not lose our spirit, and we can see huge opportunities ahead of us. Join the resistance", he wrote.

As is known, on Sunday, August 15, militants of Taliban movement entered Kabul. The government admitted the defeat and surrendered the power. President Ashraf Ghani left the country; it appeared that he and his sidekicks are now in Oman.

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