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Taliban take power in Afghanistan

Source : 112 Ukraine

The transfer of power to the interim government will take place in the coming hours
14:57, 15 August 2021

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The transfer of power in Afghanistan will take place in the next few hours. It was reported by Al-Arabiya.

Taliban fighters took control of the entire territory of Afghanistan.

The country's Ministry of Internal Affairs reports that the transfer of power will take place on Sunday, August 15th. At the same time, according to the source, this should be expected in the next few hours.

Related: Taliban enter Afghan capital

It was also reported that President Ashraf Ghani had already relinquished power and formed a "transitional government".

At the same time, residents of Kabul began to leave the city.

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has authorized the deployment of 5,000 troops to Afghanistan to ensure "an orderly and safe" drawdown and evacuate US personnel. 

"First, based on the recommendations of our diplomatic, military, and intelligence teams, I have authorized the deployment of approximately 5,000 U.S. troops to make sure we can have an orderly and safe drawdown of U.S. personnel and other allied personnel, and an orderly and safe evacuation of Afghans who helped our troops during our mission and those at special risk from the Taliban advance," Biden noted.

In addition, he directed the Secretary of State to support President Ghani and other Afghan leaders "as they seek to prevent further bloodshed and pursue a political settlement". Secretary Blinken will also engage with key regional stakeholders.

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