The head of state left Afghanistan following the Taliban’s seizure of power in Afghanistan on Sunday.
Former Vice President Abdullah Abdullah said in a video posted on his Facebook page on Sunday that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had left Afghanistan, where the Taliban were on the verge of seizing power.
⁇The former president of Afghanistan has left the countryAbdullah Abdullah, who is the head of the High Council for National Reconciliation, said in a video posted on his Facebook page.
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Eviction of embassies
Staff from the U.S. embassy in Kabul rushed to the airport in the Afghan capital, where thousands of U.S. troops were sent, Foreign Secretary Anthony Blinken said Sunday.
Canada’s embassy in Kabul has been temporarily closed and staff have been evacuated, the Canadian Foreign Ministry said.
Italy has decided to hastily expel its diplomats and civilians and Afghan allies from Afghanistan, marking the return of the first military plane to Kabul on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Defense.
Germany has transferred its diplomatic staff in Afghanistan to Kabul airport before being deported on Monday.
Employees at the Dutch embassy in Kabul were also evacuated last night, now working from a location near the airport in the Afghan capital, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.
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