Taliban takes control of Afghanistan Presidential Palace after President Ashraf Ghani has fled the country

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The Taliban group has taken hold of the Presidential Palace after President Ashraf Ghani and some senior officials was flown out of the country on Sunday. After, the Afghanistan president and his senior officials was flown out of the country, the Taliban group has gain authority once again since 20years ago where the U.S.-led military overthrew them.

Ghani who issued a statement on his Facebook page, indicated that he left to prevent bloodshed. He landed in Tajikistan and has moved to an unknown destination.

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The Taliban which is branded as terrorist group started their campaign of regaining power in week and has been able to capture almost all parts of Afghanistan in a few weeks. The insurgents initially stayed out of the city, maintaining they wanted a “peaceful transition of power” to spare Kabul of any violence.

According to a reliable source available to smartandstuck.com, on Sunday morning, a powerful Taliban Delegation met with prominent Afghan Jihadi leaders, politicians and elders to come to agreement of a peaceful transition of power which resulted in Ghnai stepping down from office.

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The deal which is not yet complete will see see Afghan leaders who will travel to Qatar where “the transfer of power to the Taliban” will formally take place.

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The speed of the Taliban offensive has shocked both locals and the international community. While violence in the country has been high since 2020, after the Taliban signed a deal with the United States, the latest campaign against Afghan cities has been unexpectedly fast.

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The U.S. is sending 1,000 troops, in addition to the 3,000 troops that were ordered last week, to help evacuate U.S. Embassy staff. Helicopters are reported ferrying staff to the Kabul airport.