October 23, 2021

Taliban takes control of presidential palace, poses for pictures inside

The Taliban took control of the presidential palace in Kabul on Sunday, brazenly posing for pictures inside vacated Afghan government offices and meeting rooms.

The images show heavily armed fighters from the extremist Islamic group standing around one Taliban leader as he sits at the desk of departed President Ashraf Ghani, who fled the capital city, according to reports.taliban afghan

Another photo shows more than a dozen rebels sitting at a long conference table inside the Afghan government building.

The group announced from the palace that they will reestablish the Islamic emirate that was disbanded after US forces invaded in 2001.

Taliban takes control of presidential palace, poses for pictures inside

The Taliban moved into Kabul on Sunday after a lightning-fast military operation allowed the insurgents to capture most of Afghanistan over the past week and entered into talks with government officials at the presidential palace, the Associated Press reported.

The development marked the latest in the ongoing chaos in Kabul.

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