Former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani fled the country with only the clothes he wore, officials say


Ashraf Ghani

Former President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani. Associated Press Photo / Alex Brandon

Ashraf Ghani, the former president of Afghanistan, was so stunned by the rapid pace of the Taliban’s advance through the capital Kabul that he left the country with only the clothes he wore. According to a former senior official who spoke to CNN..

Even after last Saturday, after the major northern capital of Mazar-i-Sharif Fallen into the rebel army Crabs were not ready to leave the county in such a hurry during large-scale military operations throughout Afghanistan.

Hours before the exiled president went into exile, officials said senior members of the Gani administration had met with individuals associated with the Taliban and al-Qaeda, and the ruling government needed to surrender.

“In the days leading up to the Taliban’s arrival in Kabul, we were peacefully handing over to an inclusive government with the United States and working on an agreement for President Gani to resign,” a former official told CNN. Told. “These discussions were underway when the Taliban entered the city. The Taliban entering the city of Kabul from multiple points were interpreted by our intellect as a hostile step forward.”

“I had been informed that the president would be killed during the acquisition for over a year,” a former official added.

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Vice President Amurula Surrey fled north towards the Panjshir Valley on Sunday, while others left Cheong Wa Dae “immediately after the shooting outside the palace,” according to former officials.

“At that point, our goal was to prevent the city and its citizens from fighting on the streets,” a former official told CNN. “This is a transaction that has been maintained and has begun negotiations. [that] today as well [former Afghan chief executive] Abdullah Abdullah [former President Hamid] Karzai. “

“Before the collapse of Kandahar, a strategy was drawn to unite the army with the help of the U.S. military, but the speed of the collapse, which no one expected, would never complete the unity of the army. I didn’t forgive him, “he added.

Former officials further explained how the crab left the country in exile.

“He went to Termez, Uzbekistan, spent the night there, and then went to the United Arab Emirates. [United Arab Emirates].. He had no money. He literally had the clothes he was wearing. “

In a videotape statement, Wednesday said the crab fled the country to avoid being lynched by the Taliban.

“If I had stayed in Afghanistan, the people of Afghanistan would have witnessed the president being hanged again,” he said.

Crabs referred to the 1996 killing of former President Mohammad Najibullah, who was executed after the Taliban seized control of the country and hijacked Kabul.

The exiled president vows to return to the country, Denied claim Tajikistan’s Afghan ambassador, Mohammad Zahir Agbar, said he stole nearly $ 169 million from the country when he fled during exile.

“There were recent charges of remittances, and these charges are completely unfounded,” Gani said Wednesday.

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