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Taliban Waltz into Kabul Presidential Palace as Afghan President Flees

Taliban Waltz into Kabul Presidential Palace as Afghan President Flees
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By Staff, Agencies

Not long after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country to safety, the Taliban terrorist group topped its exponential advances in the country by running into the presidential palace in the capital Kabul.

In early Monday, pictures emerged across countless media outlets showing the terrorists sitting right where until days earlier, the head of state used to assure people of his efforts to secure the country against renewal of the group’s rule.

The terrorists have for months been leading an exceptionally forceful offensive countrywide.

Despite their initial denials, including their reluctance to take over Kabul, the campaign soon became apparent to be aimed at restoring their full grip on the country that was temporarily lost after the United States’ 2001 invasion.

The US only helped the matters amid the chaos, saying in April that it sought to enable a complete withdrawal from the Central Asian country.

The simultaneity of the two developments have given rise to numerous reports and speculations that Washington could have made an agreement with the militants to bring about the situation.

ABC News cited the interior ministry as alleging that power was to be handed over to a “transitional government.”

The Taliban denied the prospect, but still insisted “they were waiting for a peaceful surrender.”

"We are ready to have a dialog with all Afghan figures and will guarantee them the necessary protection," he said.

The group alleged through remarks made by its political office spokesman, Mohammad Naeem that the war was over in Afghanistan and the type of rule and the form of the regime would be clear soon.