Ex-Afghan president Ashraf Ghani opens up about fleeing Kabul

Ex-Afghan president Ashraf Ghani opens up about fleeing Kabul

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December 31, 2021

Afghanistan’s former president said he had no choice but to abruptly leave Kabul as the Taliban closed in and denied an agreement was in the works for a peaceful takeover, disputing the accounts of former Afghan and US officials.

New Delhi, 31 December 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express, Former President Ashraf Ghani said in a BBC interview that aired Thursday that an adviser gave him just minutes to decide to abandon the capital city. He also denied widespread accusations that he left Afghanistan with millions in stolen money. Ghani’s sudden and secret departure Aug 15 left the city rudderless as US and NATO forces were in the final stages of their chaotic withdrawal from the country after 20 years. “On the morning of that day, I had no inkling that by late afternoon I would be leaving,” Ghani told BBC radio. His remarks conflicted with other accounts.

Source - The Indian Express


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