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The Fall of Kabul
« on: August 16, 2021, 03:24:08 AM »
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Leaves Country As Taliban Forces Enter Kabul
Updated August 15, 202110:29 AM ET

https://www.npr.org/2021/08/15/1027847038/taliban-forces-sweep-into-kabul-as-talks-underway-on-transfer-of-power

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Taliban has left Afghanistan, just hours after the insurgency's forces surrounded the nation's capital city of Kabul Sunday all but ensuring the collapse of the national government and a return to rule by the insurgent group for the first time in two decades.

Ghani and his immediate team have left the country, according to Afghan government sources speaking to The Associated Press, Reuters and the highly respected local TV network TOLO.

Ghani has been under enormous pressure to step down and Taliban leaders have demanded his resignation and a transfer of power to an interim government.

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Re: The Fall of Kabul
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2021, 03:29:34 AM »
Fall Of Kabul To Taliban Imminent As Surprised United States Races To Get Its People Out (Updated)
The U.S.-backed Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has reportedly fled the country ahead of the Taliban seizing the entirety of Afghanistan's government.
BY JOSEPH TREVITHICK AUGUST 15, 2021

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42001/fall-of-kabul-to-taliban-imminent-as-surprised-united-states-races-to-get-its-people-out

The situation is changing very rapidly in the Afghan capital of Kabul. The speed and effectiveness of the Taliban's blitz to regain control of the country has taken the U.S. and its allies by surprise. Now, it appears that Kabul will fall before the United States and other foreign powers that have violently opposed the Taliban for two decades can safely get their nationals out of the country.

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul is now all but shut down and smoke had been seen rising from the compound earlier in the day suggesting sensitive documents were being burned. A steady stream of helicopters belonging to the U.S. military and the U.S State Department has been seen ferrying American personnel to nearby Hamid Karzai International Airport, where other aircraft will then take them out of the country. All of this comes after the Taliban entered the city today and amid reports that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country after resigning as part of a deal to establish a new, interim, transitional government.

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Re: The Fall of Kabul
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2021, 07:01:53 PM »
https://twitter.com/TaskandPurpose/status/1427010426148118528


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A photo allegedly showing the last flight from the US embassy in Kabul with the US Flag.

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Re: The Fall of Kabul
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2021, 05:23:43 AM »
British Army deployed to evacuate British Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan
Aug 15, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4n2m41MDTA&t=61s