Tolo News: Hamdullah Mohib, former National Security Advisor (NSA) for the republic government, apologized during an interview focused on the collapse of the Afghan government. “Anything that is related to my failures, I take full responsibility for it and apologize for it, and I hope everyone involved will be able to come forward and explain
Akmal Dawi VOA News February 1, 2022 A former senior Afghan official says he has answered questions in a U.S. inquiry into allegations that former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani took $150 million in cash with him when he abruptly left Kabul last year as the Taliban took control. Hamdullah Mohib, who served as Ghani’s national
Foreign Policy: Hamdullah Mohib, former Afghan national security advisor, spoke about what went wrong, who’s to blame, and what lies in store for his country. Click here to read more (external link).
The Hill: Mohib blamed the decision to not involve the Afghan government in talks with the Taliban for its ultimate collapse. According to the former official, the biggest mistake was not understanding that the U.S. was withdrawing from Afghanistan, regardless of the situation. Click here to read more (external link).
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
The New Yorker: A trove of unreleased documents reveals a dispiriting record of misjudgment, hubris, and delusion that led to the fall of the Western-backed government. Rahimi told Ghani that the Taliban had pledged not to enter Kabul. Yet this was based on assurances from Khalilzad and the Taliban, and Ghani regarded both as unreliable
Aamaj: Deputy spokesperson of Taliban’s government, Ahmadullah Wasiq, tweeted that the United Arab Emirates has imposed limitation on political activities of Ashraf Ghani and other former officials who are now in Dubai and other cities of that country. According to him the limitation includes the political activities of leader of Jamiat-e Islami’s Noor branch, Ata
8am: Perhaps in their [Uzbek) eyes, we seemed like coward fugitives who had abandoned a country that had been supported by the international community and its people for 20 years. Even worse, none of the Uzbek soldiers and military officials knew our language, nor were we able to speak their language. Click here to read
Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 16, 2021 Thousands of Taliban militants encircled Kabul as fear and panic swept through the capital, its residents bracing for a bloody takeover of the city and a return to an oppressive life under the militant Islamist group. Amid the chaos on the clogged streets and the teeming