Why Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Fled Afghanistan

On August 15th,2021, Taliban fighters closed in on Kabul,the capital of Afghanistan in the wake of the US-led troops final pull out from the country after 20 years of occupation.

Though from several quarters it had been anticipated that Joe Biden's led U.S government decision to pull out of Afghanistan would definitely give the Islamic fighters good opportunity to overrun the government troops.

Ghani fled Afghanistan for the United Arab (UAE) on August 15, however, over 170 Afghans have died in stamped, terror Attacks,or even in the hands of the Taliban who are on mission to wipe out their enemies, since his escape.

Ghani on his verified Tweeter page on Wednesday had posted that his reason for for fleeing was the only way he can keep the guns silent and prevent bloodshed.

Ghani wrote,"I left at the urging of the palace security,who advice me that to stay risked setting off the same street-to-street fighting the city had suffered during the civil war of the 1990s.

Ironically however,this reason did not go that way following the flow of blood that resulted after his departure from Afghanistan.

Ghani however apologized,and said that he had failed his people.

"It is with deep and profound regret that my own chapter ended in a similar tragedy to my predecessors-without ensuring stability and prosperity. He said,"I apologize to the Afghan people that I could not make it end differently."

It was record that Ghani fled to UAE hours after the Taliban entered Kabul on August 15,an action which Washington Post reported at the time that Ghani fled in a rush-without even notifying some of his aides-as he believed the Taliban would behead him if captured.


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