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Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Denies Fleeing The Country With Millions In Cash

In a press statement, Ghani claimed that the Afghan people “deserve[d] an explanation” for his hasty departure from Kabul on August 15th, when the Taliban unannouncedly entered the capital.

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President Joe Biden was among many who criticized Ghani’s reaction to the US withdrawal from Afghanistan in a recent news release.

Ghani says he “owe[s] the Afghan people an explanation for leaving Kabul abruptly on August 15th after Taliban unexpectedly entered the city.” The press release continued:

“The palace security requested that I leave, warning me that doing so ran the risk of reigniting the horrifying street-to-street warfare the city had witnessed during the Civil War in the 1990s. Leaving Kabul was the most difficult decision of my life, but I believe it was the only way to keep the guns silent and save Kabul and her 6 million citizens.”

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“I must now address baseless allegations that as I left Kabul I took with me millions of dollars belonging to the Afghan people. These accusations are wholly and totally untrue.

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