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War in Afghanistan: President leaves, Kabul airport under fire, Taliban takes control of presidential palace

Source : 112 Ukraine

Information about the seizure of the presidential palace comes amid reports that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left the country a few hours after the radical Taliban entered Kabul
20:32, 15 August 2021

The New York Times

In Afghanistan, militants of the radical Taliban entered the presidential palace and took it under their control. This is reported by Reuters, citing two high-ranking movement commanders in Kabul.

The agency notes that the Afghan government has not confirmed this information.

Information about the seizure of the presidential palace comes amid reports that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left the country a few hours after the radical Taliban entered Kabul, DW reports.

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Ghani and a number of high-ranking officials flew to Tajikistan. The publication reports that Ali Ahmad Jalali, who previously headed the Afghan Interior Ministry, may be appointed head of the new transitional government.

Meanwhile, the airport in Kabul came under fire. This is reported by the US Embassy in Afghanistan.

"There are reports that the airport is under fire, so we urge US citizens to take refuge in place," said in the message.

Other details of the incident were not reported.

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