Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has capitulated to the Taliban and handed over the reins of the country. According to a news report, the Afghan President left for Tajikistan, as the national capital, was taken over by the Taliban without any confrontation.
Meanwhile, negotiations are going on at the Presidential Palace for the peaceful transition of power to the Islamist organization. Sporadic gunshots could be heard in Kabul, although the insurgent group has told not to take the national capital by force and allowed the people to leave the city unharmed.
The United States, on the other hand, refused to accept its mission in Afghanistan as a failure and is set to exact all its embassy personal within three days. Helicopters were seen airlifting people from the US embassy in Kabul.
Smokes billowing from the US embassy compound confirmed officials were destroying sensitive documents. The US has also halted its consular services immediately aftermath of firing at the airport. Pilots of British Airways have been asked to evade Afghan airspace.
The Islamic militant group encapsulated the entire country in just ten days, where the foreign forces waged a two-decade war to rout the terror group. The Taliban is anticipated to declare the war-torn country as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan from the Presidential Palace, which it seized amid a report of negotiation of power transfer.
A Taliban’s spokesman in the latest updates said its fighters have been asked to enter the capital city to check looting as the posts, manned by the local police, have been deserted.
NATO has taken complete charge of the Kabul airport to oversee the evacuations and has suspended all commercial flights.