Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Taliban take over Kabul

Ashraf who went to Kazikistan

  • Mulla Abdul Ghani Baradar is liely to become new president
  • Afghanistan to be declared Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
  • President Ashraf flees to Tazikistan

Afghanistan president Ahraf Ghani has left the country for Tazakistan on Sunday evening handing over power to Taliban. Mulla abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban commander,  is likely to take over the administration after declaring from the Presidential Palace that Islam Emirate of Afghanistan was born. The Kabul TV (1TV) said that there were explosions in Sunday evening in Kabul. One agency said about 80 wounded persons were brought to hospitals. There was firing at the airport where the foreign diplomats gathered waiting for their flights to go home. Senior Taliban commanders confirmed that the Taliban had entered the Presidential palace in Kabul and took the situation under their control.

The speed with which the Taliban had completed “Operation Kabul” has surprised the observers more than the fact that the US opted to get out leaving the Afghans to their fate.  More surprising was the way the Afghan forces which were trained and armed by the US and which outnumber the Taliban by at least three times could not offer any resistance. The social media in Afghanistan had described Ghani as a coward who left the people in a lurch and fled the country.

Afghanistan’s acting interior minister Abdul Sattar Murzakawal said there was an agreement to peacefully hand over the power and there would be no fighting or bloodshed in Kabul. However, Vice President of Afghanistan Amrullah Saleh indulged in bold talk when he said that he would not bow his head to the terrorist Taliban and he would live up to the reputation of his mentor, guide and commander Ahmad Shah Masoud. The picture is likely to  become clear by Monday afternoon.

K. Ramachandra Murthy
K. Ramachandra Murthy
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