Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has fled Afghanistan for Tajikistan as the Taliban move to takeover its capital, Kabul in their pursuit to take over Afghanistan, now that U.S. Troops have almost fully withdrawn after a two decade long deployment. After receiving reports of gunfire the U.S. Embassy in Kabul has told Americans to “shelter in place”.
Zabiullah Mujahid, ‘spokesperson’ for the Taliban, posted the statement on Twitter:
“The Islamic Emirates ordered its forces to enter the areas of Kabul city from which the enemy has left because there is risk of theft and robbery,” the statement said. The Taliban promised not to harm civilians and not to enter individual homes. “Our forces are entering Kabul city with all caution.”
Additionally, the Taliban’s ‘spokesperson’ stated there “will be no revenge”, and are “awaiting a peaceful transfer of power” as they move into the Afghan capital, Kabul.
Former President of the Afghan Republic posted a statement on Twitter.