The US Embassy in Kabul asks its citizens to not leave their places

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On Sunday, the US Embassy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, called on its citizens in Afghanistan to stay in their places.

And the US embassy in Kabul warned in a statement posted on its website that “the security situation is changing rapidly in Kabul.”

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The statement added that “Washington received news that the airport was under fire, and accordingly we ask American citizens not to leave their places.”

Earlier in the day, the “Taliban” movement revealed that it will soon declare the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” from the presidential palace in the capital, Kabul.

The US Associated Press quoted an unnamed Taliban official as saying that “the movement will soon announce the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” from the presidential palace in the capital, Kabul.”

This came after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left the country in conjunction with the advance of the “Taliban” and its entry into the capital, Kabul.

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This is according to what was reported by the American “Associated Press” agency, quoting local officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the issue.

Later, the head of the Afghan National Reconciliation Council, Abdullah Abdullah, confirmed that “Ghani has already left the country.”

“The former Afghan president left Afghanistan, leaving the country in this difficult situation,” Abdullah said.

For his part, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced on Sunday that his movement’s elements began to take control of Kabul and its government buildings after the security forces left the capital.

Mujahid explained, in a tweet on Twitter, that the movement wishes to extend its control over the capital peacefully, and that it does not use force to achieve this goal.

He stressed that the movement’s elements will impose security in Kabul to prevent any cases of looting and theft, stressing not to prejudice the homes of civilians.

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The Taliban captured almost all of Afghanistan in just over a week, despite billions of dollars spent by the United States and NATO over nearly 20 years to build up Afghan security forces.

Since last May, the Taliban have begun to expand their influence in Afghanistan, coinciding with the start of the last phase of the withdrawal of US forces, which is scheduled to be completed by August 31.