Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 30, 2021 Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has again defended his sudden departure from Kabul in August, saying he had no choice but to leave the country as Taliban militants bore down on the capital after an agreement with the administration of former U.S. President Donald Trump paved the way
Malali Bashir Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 17, 2021 By August 15, several thousand Taliban fighters had encircled the Afghan capital, Kabul, after seizing most of the country in a blistering military offensive against the Western-backed Afghan government. With the militants at the city gates, President Ashraf Ghani and his close team of advisers were
AFP: The Afghan ambassador appointed by the country’s overthrown government has left his post at the United Nations, the U.N. said. Ghulam Isaczai “relinquished his position as of December 15,” according to a letter received Thursday, assistant U.N. spokesperson Farhan Haq told AFP. Click here to read more (external link). Related Naseer Ahmad Faiq to
8am: Some former employees of Afghanistan’s Central Bank and the Ministry of Commerce and Industries have written an open letter to Harvard University officials, asking them to dismiss Ajmal Ahmadi, the former head of the Central Bank, from the university’s academic staff… Ajmal Ahmadi has been accused of constantly abusing his authority for personal gain
8am: The family of journalist Yama Siavash, assassinated in Kabul, has filed a lawsuit, calling on Harvard University to revoke the seat of Ajmal Ahmadi, the former director of Afghanistan’s central bank. He [Ahmadi] is the son-in-law of Ashraf Ghani’s brother. He has reportedly been accused of coercion, illegal recruitment and dismissal, and improper use
Tolo News: Abdullah Abdullah, the former chairperson of the High Council for National Reconciliation, said that former president Ashraf Ghani’s fleeing from the country left Afghanistan in chaos and resulted in the collapse of the government. According to Abdullah, Ghani’s distrust toward political leaders, the fraudulent elections and corruption all paved the way for what
Tolo News: Senior Pentagon officials said Wednesday the collapse of the Afghan government and its security forces in August could be traced to a 2020 U.S. agreement with the Taliban that promised a complete U.S. troop withdrawal. Click here to read more (external link).
Pajhwok: The Afghan embassy in Switzerland has posted on its Facebook page that some leaders of the Ghani government are continuing to work as a government from abroad, but many condemned the move and Mujahid said it does not worth a response. Click here to read more (external link). Related Afghan Politicians’ Statement Does Not
Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 15, 2021 The situation in the Afghan capital, Kabul, is changing rapidly as the Taliban has moved into the city and taken over parts of it, including the Presidential Palace. This happened as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country and security forces in the city melted away.
Press TV August 13, 2021 The US embassy in Afghanistan’s capital has directed its staff to destroy sensitive documents and computers as well as other material that could be used against the United States, according to American media outlets. The directive was given in a memo written for staff at the US embassy in Kabul