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Tag: Ashraf Ghani

  • Monday, August 16th 2021 - 07:30 UTC

    Taliban regain control of Afghanistan after 20 years

    The Taliban swept through most of the country in a little more than a week (Pic AP)

    Taliban militias have seized Afghanistan's capital Kabul, while President Ashraf Ghani fled the country after swift military actions over the past week. The war in Afghanistan “is over,” a spokesman for the Taliban's political office announced, adding that “soon” it will be clear what kind of government there will be under the Taliban 20 years after a US-led military invasion had ousted them.

  • Monday, August 16th 2021 - 06:45 UTC

    Afghanistan: Western armies always lose guerilla wars in the “Third World,” but it never really matters.

    The final weeks in Vietnam before the helicopters started plucking Americans from the U.S. embassy roof in Saigon in 1975.

    By Gwynne Dyer - “I will never kneel before such a destructive force (as the Taliban),” declared Ashraf Ghani, the ex-president of Afghanistan before fleeing. “We will either sit knee-to-knee for real negotiations at the table or break their knees on the battlefield.” Good luck with that, Ashraf.