Ashraf Ghani fled with four cars and a chopper full of cash
In a lengthy Facebook post, Ashraf Ghani announced his departure from Afghanistan, stating that he is doing so to avoid violence. He was supposed to fly to Tajikistan, but according to sources, he was not given permission to land, so he flew to Oman instead.
According to the sources, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani departed Kabul on Sunday with four cars and a helicopter loaded with cash. Ghani had to leave some money behind because it wouldn’t all “fit in,” according to the Russian news agency.
Four cars were full of money, they tried to stuff another part of the money into a helicopter, but not all of it fit. And some of the money was left lying on the tarmac,” However according to media, Nikita Ishchenko, a spokesman for the Russian embassy in Kabul,
Ghani’s current whereabouts are unknown. According to reports, he is in Oman after Tajikistan refused to let the plane bringing him to land. Ghani is also expected to travel to the United States, as per reports.
On Sunday, the Taliban entered Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital city, completing a takeover that began at a breakneck pace following the withdrawal of US and Nato forces. Taliban leaders were photographed in Kabul’s presidential palace, where the Ghazi government used to run its operations.
A tense hush descended on Kabul, with the majority of the citizens hiding in their houses while the Taliban stationed fighters at important junctions. There were tales of looting and armed individuals banging on doors and gates, and the streets were unusually silent. At one of the city’s main squares, fighters were seen searching vehicles.
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