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'Will never surrender & be under one ceiling with Taliban,' vows Afghan ex-vice president Amrullah Saleh

As per media reports, it is reported that he has retreated to the country's last remaining holdout: the Panjshir Valley northeast of Kabul.

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Kabul, First Published Aug 17, 2021, 5:50 PM IST
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In a recent development, Afghanistan's former vice president Amrullah Saleh made one thing clear that he would not surrender as the Taliban seized control of the capital following the collapse of his government. Taking to the micro-blogging site, he wrote: "I won't disappoint millions who listened to me. I will never be under one ceiling with the Taliban. NEVER." 

 

As per media reports, it is reported that he has retreated to the country's last remaining holdout: the Panjshir Valley northeast of Kabul. Saleh's post came as deposed Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled Kabul to prevent bloodshed.

In recent developments, using the militants’ term for Afghanistan, Enamullah Samangani, a member of the Taliban’s cultural commission, said, “The Islamic Emirate doesn’t want women to be victims.” “They should be in government structure according to Shariah law.” He added, “The structure of government is not fully clear, but based on experience, there should be a fully Islamic leadership and all sides should join.”

In other news, the governor of Afghanistan's central bank, Ajmal Ahmady, has left Kabul, casting doubt on Afghan security forces' loyalties and blaming President Ashraf Ghani and his inexperienced advisors for the country's rapid and chaotic surrender to the Taliban.

Also Read | Afghanistan's central bank chief Ajmal Ahmady flees Kabul, shares ordeal on Twitter

On Monday, in a Twitter thread, he detailed how he worked at the bank until terrorists were at the city's borders; Ahmady reportedly said that US currency supplies were dwindling and described departing the capital aboard a military plane. According to the Twitter thread, he stated on Sunday that the claims were concerning and that he had left the bank. He felt terrible about abandoning workers and was disappointed by the Afghan leadership's lack of preparedness.

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