Embattled Afghan president flees country
KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan officials say embattled President Ashraf Ghani has fled the country as the Taliban moved further into Kabul.
Two officials speaking on condition of anonymity as they weren’t authorized to brief journalists told The Associated Press that Ghani flew out of the country.
Abdullah Abdullah, the head of the Afghan National Reconciliation Council, later confirmed Ghani had left in an online video.
“He left Afghanistan in a hard time, God hold him accountable,” Abdullah said.
Ghani’s whereabouts and destination are currently unknown.