Afghan President Ashraf Ghani evacuates to United Arab Emirates: officials


Afghan President Ashraf Ghani currently resides in the United Arab Emirates, and Gulf states officials confirmed Wednesday.

“The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation can confirm that the UAE has welcomed President Ashraf Ghani and his family into the country for humanitarian reasons,” the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs briefly said. statement..

The crab announced on August 15 that he had fled the Middle Eastern countries to avoid bloodshed, explaining that leaving the “loved country” he had devoted his life to in the last two decades was a “difficult choice.” The Taliban militants have left him with some options.

The president’s whereabouts were unknown until Wednesday’s statement. Rumors spread earlier this week claimed he might have fled to Tajikistan or Uzbekistan.

“The Taliban have succeeded in taking me away. They are here to attack all Kabul and the people of Kabul. To avoid bleeding floods, I think it’s best to go out. I thought, “said Crab when he announced his departure. “The Taliban have won the judgment of the sword and gun, and now they are responsible for protecting the honor, wealth and self-esteem of their compatriots.”

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A military helicopter carrying President Ashraf Ghani is preparing to land near the Kabul parliament in Afghanistan on August 2, 2021. (Stringer / Reuters)

The crab has been criticized by several officials and civilians for fleeing the overthrown country and leaving it to an uncertain fate under the control of the Taliban’s militants.

Defense Minister General Bismiller Mohammadi of Afghanistan accused the crab of fleeing his hometown and selling it shortly after evacuating from Kabul. He accused him on Twitter: “They tied our hands behind us, sold our hometown, and criticized the rich and his gang.”

President Joe Biden also criticized the fleeing administration while dealing with the situation in Afghanistan in a speech on Monday.

US Department of State Announcement During the briefing, Crab was still called president and said “there was no formal transfer of power.”

On Wednesday, a designated terrorist group fired in a protest in eastern Afghanistan as a stampede at the gate to Kabul’s airport, injuring at least 17 people.

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On August 18, 2021, Taliban terrorists patrol the neighborhood of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Rahmat Gul / AP photo)

Dozens of people gathered to raise the national flag in the eastern city of Jalalabad the day before Afghanistan’s Independence Day, which commemorates the end of the British Indian Empire in 1919. They lowered the Taliban flag (white flag with Islamic inscriptions) held by the militants. I grew up in the area they captured.

Video footage later showed that the Taliban fired in the air and attacked people with batons to disperse the crowd. A local news agency reporter, Babrak Amirzada, said he and another news agency TV cameraman were beaten by the Taliban when they tried to hide their anxiety.

Local health officials said at least one person was killed and six were injured. Officials were not allowed to speak to the media, so they spoke on condition of anonymity.

Zachary Stieber contributed to this report.

from NTD News

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