Ashraf Ghani
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UAE welcomes Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani & family into country

On Wednesday, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation confirmed that the UAE has welcomed President Ashraf Ghani and his family.

The UAE has welcomed Ghani and his family into the country on humanitarian grounds.

Taliban Takeover Afghanistan

Earlier this week, it was clear that the Taliban have taken over the presidential palace in Kabul and claimed victory. Chaotic images have flooded social media of people trying to board aircrafts and flee the country. Television footage also showed fighters in the presidential palace, claiming victory.

Images on social media showed frenzied scenes as people tried to board and even falling from aircraft just to get out of the country to gain safety.

The US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 overthrew the insurgents from power, but they never left. After taking over the country in the last few days, the Western-backed government that has run the country for 20 years had to evacuate.