Afghanistan News: Addressing the country on the current situation in Afghanistan amid the growing spread of Taliban, President Ashraf Ghani said that the situation in our country is very bad. He said that our country is in danger. The President of Afghanistan addressed the people through television. This is his first public remark since the Taliban captured key areas. He vowed not to let the “achievements” of the last 20 years go to waste and said “consultations” were continuing amid the Taliban attack.
According to Tolo News, the President said that in the current situation, the reorganization of Afghan security and defense forces is our top priority. Ashraf Ghani said, “I can assure you that as your President, my focus is on preventing violence and displacement of people. I will not allow a war to be imposed on the Afghans for any more killings. I will not allow the destruction of public property.”
The Taliban took control of a province south of Kabul early on Saturday and launched an all-out attack on the important city of Mazar-e-Sharif in the country’s north. Afghan officials gave this information. Homa Ahmadi, MP from Logar, said the Taliban had captured the entire province, including their capital, and reached a district in neighboring Kabul province on Saturday. The Taliban have reached less than 80 kilometers south of the capital, Kabul. With less than three weeks left for the US’s full withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Taliban have captured much of North, West and South Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, Munir Ahmad Farhad, spokesman for the provincial governor in northern Balkh province, said the Taliban attacked the city from multiple directions in the early hours of Saturday. Due to this, fierce fighting started on its outskirts. He did not give any information about casualties at this time. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani visited Mazar-e-Sharif on Wednesday as part of efforts to defend the city and held meetings with several government-affiliated militia commanders.
The Taliban have seized control of southern Afghanistan after a series of attacks in recent days, raising fears of it taking over the entire country. Because of his rapid advance, the West-backed government remained in control of Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif as well as only the provinces located in the central and east.