The Taliban entered the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital city, and controls the entire country. It is believed the Taliban is expected to declare the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
President Ashraf Ghani evacuated the country due to the Taliban’s swift advance. The Taliban reportedly captured 26 of Afghanistan’s 34 provincial capitals in less than two weeks.
Armed Taliban fighters have entered Afghanistan’s presidential palace in Kabul hours after President Ashraf Ghani fled the country.
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) August 15, 2021