EuroNews: Since the fall of Kabul and the collapse of the Afghan government many of its members have been trying to set the record straight and tell their side of the story. Among those officials is Mr Hamdullah Mohib the former national security advisor for president Ashraf Ghani. One year on, Mohib sat down with
Ariana: As Afghanistan’s former government collapsed, in August last year, many senior officials in the Ashraf Ghani regime fled the country to luxurious homes they had purchased abroad ahead of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) takeover. In a review of public documents and interviews, the Wall Street Journal on Monday stated that some officials
Jeff Seldin VOA News June 6, 2022 WASHINGTON — Tales of Afghanistan’s former president and his senior advisers fleeing the country in helicopters laden with millions of U.S. dollars, as Taliban fighters closed in on Kabul, appear to be overblown, according to an interim report by American investigators. Russia’s embassy in Kabul first floated the allegations
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