Taliban fighters took the Afghan capital metropolis of Kabul sooner than anybody anticipated earlier this month – together with the Taliban – but in accordance to a Washington Post report, the U.S. had a chance to maintain town solely to willingly flip it over.
When Afghanistan’s president Ashraf Ghani fled the nation, town started to collapse as gangs have been reported to be taking up. This led to U.S. army leaders meeting and reaching an settlement with the Taliban, a U.S. official advised the Post.
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“We have two choices to take care of it,” Taliban political chief Abdul Ghani Baradar reportedly said, in accordance to the official. “You [the United States military] take accountability for securing Kabul or you will have to permit us to do it.”
Faced with the choice of whether or not to settle for management over Kabul or permit the Taliban to achieve this, the U.S. opted for the latter, given President Biden’s insistence on withdrawing from Afghanistan by August 31. As a part of the settlement, the U.S. assumed management of Kabul’s airport till the top of the month to facilitate its exit whereas the Taliban dominated town.
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According to the Post’s report, the Taliban had no intention of taking management of Kabul that day. Prior to Ghani’s departure, the U.S. had not anticipated it both, as a number of high officers had reportedly been on trip.
The chaos that ensued when Ghani left, nevertheless, required somebody to step in. The U.S. determined that it must be the Taliban.
Taliban commander Muhammad Nasir Haqqani was stunned by the end result. After he and his males reached town they awaited directions. Later that day they went in and occupied the palace in below an hour.
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“We didn’t see a single soldier or police,” Haqqani said, in accordance to the Post.
“We couldn’t management our feelings, we have been so glad. Most of our fighters have been crying,” he said. “We by no means thought we might take Kabul so rapidly.”
Under Taliban rule, terrorists have been ready to hit U.S. forces, as a suicide bomb went off close to the airport that killed 13 American service members. After that occurred, President Biden warned that one other assault was “extremely possible” within the coming days.