Afghanistan Government Collapses as Taliban Take Kabul

KABUL—Taliban fighters on Sunday took around the Afghan funds and President Ashraf Ghani fled abroad, leaving the governing administration in collapse, as a U.S.-led military operation began to airlift Western diplomats, civilians and Afghans probable to be specific by the country’s new rulers.

Demoralized Afghan safety forces presented no resistance as the insurgents, who seized most of the nation in just around a 7 days, appeared Sunday early morning on Kabul’s outskirts. While the Taliban in the beginning explained they would not enter the funds even though a transitional governing administration is getting shaped, they reversed their stance by dusk, saying that anyone necessary to maintain community purchase after Afghan police deserted their posts.

“To reduce chaos and looting, the Islamic Emirate has ordered the mujahedeen to get manage of the abandoned locations,” a Taliban statement explained. The Taliban fighters, it additional, would not bother any civilian or military officers of the previous regime.

By night, the major road to the Kabul airport—packed with Afghans desperately attempting to escape and with countless numbers of U.S. troops shielding the evacuation effort—presented a bizarre scene of Taliban fighters mingling with uniformed Afghan troops.

Mr. Ghani, who fled the presidential palace and put in Sunday early morning at the U.S. Embassy, remaining the Afghan funds in the afternoon.