Ashraf Ghani’s First Statement Came After He Fled the Country

Ashraf Ghani's First Statement Came After He Fled the Country

His first statement came after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country.

Ashraf Ghani said from his official Facebook account that today I had to make a difficult decision and leave the country.

“The Taliban had threatened to attack Kabul to remove me, but I decided to leave the country to stop the bloodshed,” he said.

Ashraf Ghani said that the Taliban had decided by force of sword and gun but now they are responsible for protecting the honor and property of their compatriots.

It may be recalled that after the siege of Kabul by the Taliban, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Vice President Amrullah Saleh had left Afghanistan.

The British newspaper The Telegraph quoted Tajik media as claiming that Ashraf Ghani had left Kabul for Tajikistan with Vice President Amrullah Saleh.

According to the report, both men are in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, and are likely to leave for a third country.

After the Afghan president’s escape, the Afghan Interior Ministry declined to comment, but Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of Afghanistan’s Supreme National Reconciliation Council, confirmed his escape.

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