Kabul is witnessing panic and chaos amid Taliban takeover of the Afghan capital. Taliban fighters are seen taking control of the presidential palace as incumbent President Ashraf Ghani left the country, reportedly for a Central Asian country.
In the latest development, the Taliban have declared that the war is over as they are going to regain authority after 20 years. Many Afghan nationals have crowded the Kabul airport along with foreign citizens to leave the country.
After taking control of the majority of provincial capitals, the Taliban on Sunday surrounded Kabul, demanding peaceful transfer of power. Later on, President Ghani fled the country and paved the way for new regime.
In his message on social media, Ghani said he had left the country to avoid the ‘flood of bloodshed’.
“Today, I came across a hard choice; I should stand to face the armed Taliban who wanted to enter the palace or leave the dear country that I dedicated my life to protecting and protecting the past twenty years. If there were still countless countrymen martyred and they would face the destruction and destruction of Kabul city, the result would have been a big human disaster in this six million city,” he explained.
Ghani further said that he would always continue to serve his nation with an intellectual moment and a plan to develop it.
Meanwhile, the United States has remained vigilant to evacuate personnel through helicopters from the US embassy who was asked to burn and destroy important documents.
The Taliban officials have informed media they would soon announce the creation of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan from the presidential palace in Kabul.
“We have reached what we were seeking, which is the freedom of our country and the independence of our people[…]We will not allow anyone to use our lands to target anyone, and we do not want to harm others.” a Taliban spokesperson told Al Jazeera.