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Upon arriving at the abandoned Presidential Palace, Taliban fighters declared the end of the war in Afghanistan. As the Taliban took control of the capital Kabul and the rest of the country, President Ashraf Ghani fled the country.

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‘The War is Over’

On Monday, heavily armed Taliban fighters took control of the abandoned presidential palace. Then, they proceeded to declare the struggle for control of the country as over.

Mohammad Naeem, the spokesman for the Taliban’s political office, talked to Al Jazeera about the group’s plans. He said that the Taliban does not wish to live in isolation. They will announce the type and form of government that they will establish as soon as the situation clears. 

Also, Naeem called for peaceful international relations. “Today is a great day for the Afghan people and the mujahideen. They have witnessed the fruits of their efforts and their sacrifices for 20 years.

Thanks to God, the war is over in the country. 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,” he said. 

Mayhem in the Airport As Many Tried to Flee The Country

With news that Kabul and the palace have fallen, many Western nations made last-minute plans to evacuate their citizens stranded in the country. Hundreds of Afghans desperate to escape the Taliban also raced to catch the last flights leaving Kabul airport.

Both the Pentagon and the US Department of State said they are presently trying to secure the international airport. The US Military is taking steps to process the safe departure of thousands of US and allied personnel from Afghanistan via civilian and military flights. US Security will grow to around 6,000 troops and will facilitate the departures.

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US troops will also manage air traffic control during the time. They will also evacuate thousands of Afghan personnel who helped the US. These evacuees will receive US Special Immigrant Visas to transition their move from Afghanistan to the US. 

Western Countries Call For Safe Departures

Meanwhile, around 60 countries called on the Taliban to ensure the safe departure of foreign nationals and Afghans who wish to flee the country. In a statement, the countries said that the people running Afghanistan now “bear responsibility – and accountability – for the protection of human life and property, and for the immediate restoration of security and civil order.”

The statement also added that “roads, airports, and border crossing must remain open, and calm must be maintained. The Afghan people deserve to live in safety, security, and dignity.  We in the international community stand ready to assist them.”

Afghans Feel Betrayed With Ghani’s Escape

Meanwhile, Shafiq Hamdam, a former adviser to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, slammed the President’s decision to flee the country.  Speaking from Washington DC, Hamdam said that “It’s shameful. It’s embarrassing. People feel abandoned, people feel betrayed.”

“After so many years of effort and so many years of investment, he has put a black dark mark in the history of democracy in Afghanistan. He himself escaped with his team and he didn’t have a second thought about the millions of people who live in misery, who live in uncertainty, and who are now left behind, living under Taliban regime,” Hamdam added.

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  • DENISE Stephenson says:

    It reminds me of when we were leaving Hanoi
    All desperate to leave. Airport crazy. Vietnamese who helped US wanting out of the country. Then visions of last helicopter leaving with utter fear on faces of those left. Only those well connected got out.

  • john says:

    They are scumbags bottomfeeders what they did to towers in New York and all the trouble they caused all over the world they should be Exterminated like rate completely eliminated and give Afghan people back their country.Those people scratch that scumbags do not know what peace is killing them all

  • james miller says:

    get out stay out you dont change muslums into cristens it will never happen stupid leaders got the usa into this

  • Tom says:

    Leave and stay out of Afghanistan. After 20 years of training, if their military sucks that bad then they deserve to be taken over. It’s time for other countries to learn how to fight for themselves and stop relying on us to save their ass.

  • robin mcsherdon says:

    blow the place up and get away from there. it has been a waist of American time. those radical mselems will never stop what they are doing.

  • The professor says:

    Not only did we waste billions of taxpayer dollars we wasted countless of American lives American limbs legs arms that were blown off during this senseless war …..and now we’re watching these animals take over this country didn’t we see this coming didn’t we know this was gonna happen …. 20 years and what do we have to show for this a mass exodus and thousands of interpreters and allies that are being left behind …. I guess we didn’t learn anything from Vietnam but we put politicians in power and this is what we get …. I feel for all the parents that I’ve lost a child a soldier in this war …. I am a veteran myself I was lucky to get stationed in West Germany instead of Vietnam but I was there to defend NATO countries from communism and now we have the The communist party virus

  • Tammy says:

    We need to remove all the tanks, weapons, ammo, etc that we left there. Don’t leave them armed!

  • Rob says:

    And the fall of what was formerly the United States and it’s supposed Allies continues…

  • LaVerne says:

    It was very careless to leave all our military equipment when our soldiers were pulled out,in fact STUPID!! ,

  • Keith says:

    1) Our nation must have a Commander in Chief who has the best interest of our great nation as a priority. Obviously, Joe Biden is NOT that person. (Nearly half our nation knew that in 2020.)
    2) WE THE PEOPLE must come to terms with the fact that the world needs to see the United States of America as the leader of the free world. Joe Biden has obliterated that reality.
    3) Our nation must make good on the promises made to the Afghanistan people. Joe Biden has screwed this up in such a way as only he and the community organizer could do.
    4) The taliban must be eradicated, immediately. Joe Biden is incapable of seeing this action through. He is so stupid he is actually willing to try to “negotiate” with them.

  • Arron says:

    I have zero respect for Biden. thank God I retired from the Army Before that silly boy became president. I think he cheated his way into the presidency!

  • kathy says:

    Give President Biden a chance he is doing a good job. President is bring our troops home but PLEASE do NOT let those Afgan people come here most of them are terrorist and are bring sickness with them. We do not need any m0re of either. Let the war end.

  • S. R. Halstead says:

    Biden should be tried for treason against an allied nation. He knows nothing about the military other than his son being thrown out for being a drug addict. How is it that he can steal an election and it’s ok? I’m retired military and seen action 5 times just to be slapped in the face alongside my comrades by America’s first unelected President.

  • mike ledin says:

    bidn and his organization is totally amature……lt;s amature hour at the white house, first biden signs to put oil workerout of jobs,then he can’t controle the border and the covid virus is running rampant, but his son sales ART? This is amature hour, instead of firing his advisors they need to fire biden…..

  • Michael Fudge says:

    Send one bomb one airplane and do them like we did Japan it will stop it

  • Reggie says:

    What President Ashraf Ghani did in Afghanistan (fleeing the country) is what the U.S. Imbecile In Chief would do. Potato Head is a fool & a coward. He couldn’t lead a flock of sheep!
    This debacle in Afghanistan caused by brain dead Biden is just one more example of his stupidity & 0 presidential skills. We’re a laughing stock in the eyes of other countries. No one takes the U.S. seriously, not with this sh*t brain running the country! He left all our equipment to hand to our enemy, not to mention all the American, non-military personnel stuck there with no protection.
    We wasted 20 years in that place, with countless men’s & women’s lives lost & trillions of dollars, only to have everything go back to what it was like 20 years before. This is a descpicable waste & another example of brain dead Biden’s lack of foreign policy skills. This never would have happened if President Trump was still our president & the election steal hadn’t happened.
    The libtards are so desperate for us to live under communism they made sure they got their straw man into office in order to make it happen.
    Instead, we have this joke as “President” that ought to be in a nursing home instead of the White House, having his diaper changed.

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