Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says he is not going to hand over the “achievements” of the final 20 years and that “consultations” are underway.
He delivered a quick and imprecise televised tackle on Saturday, his first public look in days following a serious Taliban advance.
“Under the current situation, remobilising the Afghan security and defense forces is our top priority,” stated Ghani,
“I assure you that as your president my focus is to prevent further instability, violence & displacement of people. I’ll not allow imposed war on Afghans to bring further killings, loss of the gains of the last 20 years, destruction of public property,” added Ghani. He stated he was in talks with world leaders to debate the state of affairs within the nation, the place in solely a matter of weeks the Taliban have captured key provincial capitals and secured customs border posts, bleeding his authorities of valuable income.
The insurgents have seized most of northern, western and southern Afghanistan and are battling authorities forces some 11 kilometers (7 miles) south of Kabul.
The United States is about to withdraw its final forces by Aug. 31, elevating questions concerning the survival of Ghani’s Western-backed authorities.
The U.S. invaded Afghanistan after the 9/11 assaults almost 20 years in the past.
The Taliban seized a province simply south of Afghanistan’s capital and launched a multi-pronged assault early Saturday on a serious metropolis within the north defended by highly effective former warlords, Afghan officers stated.
The insurgents have captured a lot of northern, western and southern Afghanistan in a breakneck offensive lower than three weeks earlier than the United States is about to withdraw its final troops, elevating fears of a full militant takeover or one other Afghan civil battle.
The Taliban captured all of Logar and detained its provincial officers, Hoda Ahmadi, a lawmaker from the province, stated Saturday. She stated the Taliban have reached the Char Asyab district, simply 11 kilometers (7 miles) south of the capital, Kabul.
The Taliban additionally attacked the northern metropolis of Mazar-e-Sharif from a number of instructions, setting off heavy preventing on its outskirts, in response to Munir Ahmad Farhad, a spokesman for the provincial governor. There was no quick phrase on casualties.