Ashraf Ghani emerges in UAE after fleeing Taliban

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FILE PHOTO: Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani speaks during his inauguration as president, in Kabul, Afghanistan March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail//File Photo

ABU DHABI – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) confirmed on Wednesday that former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani, who fled his country after the Taliban took control of the country.

UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said that it has welcomed GHhani and his family into the country on humanitarian grounds.

On Sunday, the Taliban announced an end to the 20-year-long war after they entered Afghan Presidential Palace in Kabul following their sweeping advances amid the withdrawal of foreign forces.

The US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 ousted the Taliban from power, but they continued resistance.

After the weeklong blitz, the Ghani’s government had to retreat, paving way for the Taliban takeover.

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