Today, Monday, the official spokesman of the Taliban movement denied reports that the head of the movement’s political bureau, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, had been injured or killed.
A spokesman for the Taliban movement , Muhammad Naeem, posted on his personal Twitter account a video in which he denied reports that Baradar had been killed.
Taliban seized nearly all of Afghanistan in just over a week, despite the billions of dollars spent by the U.S. and NATO over nearly two decades to build up Afghan security forces.
Taliban soldiers removed Afghan flags from the Presidential Palace, vacated by government officials, including former President Ashraf Ghani, who has fled the country.
“Ghani flew out of the country,” two officials revealed on condition of anonymity as they weren’t authorized to brief journalists. Abdullah, the head of the Afghan National Reconciliation Council, later confirmed in an online video that Ghani had left.
“He left Afghanistan in a hard time, Allah, hold him accountable,” Abdullah said.