Jani justified his move by wanting to avoid the bloodbath. In his words, he is convinced that if he stayed in Kabul, countless patriots would have lost their lives and Kabul would be destroyed.
Jani left Afghanistan on Sunday and soon after the radical Islamist Taliban fighters invaded Kabul, where the presidential palace was also occupied. The Arabic satellite channel Al Jazeera also broadcast footage showing Taliban fighters singing Quranic poems in the building. The insurgents declared that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan would soon be proclaimed from the presidential palace instead of the current republican form of government.
Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah, the former foreign minister, confirmed Jani’s escape among the first on Sunday and also criticized Jani’s move, who he also called the ex-president. Defense chief Bismillah Han Mohammadi, who wrote on Twitter that the president and his men “tied our hands and then sold the country,” also condemned the president’s escape. “God has defeated Rich and his gang!” Close his message.
The Taliban launched a general offensive against government forces in early May with the final withdrawal of US and other international forces, and over the past good week the country’s provincial headquarters have been rapidly overrun, with virtually no gunshots fired; In most places, government forces showed little or no resistance.
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