Gunfire, Helicopters and Smoke in Kabul as Taliban Arrives

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Gunfire echoed and smoke rose from Kabul, Sunday, August 15, as Taliban fighters entered its outskirts. ————————— READ MORE: The Taliban have reached Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital, and say they are awaiting a peaceful transfer of power. Taliban sources told VOA that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s resignation was accepted during talks in Kabul. They said leaders and elders from Afghanistan will travel to Doha where the transfer of power to the Taliban will take place. There was no immediate comment from Ghani’s office. Earlier Sunday, the Taliban took over Jalalabad, capital of Nangarhar province and the last major city outside the capital to have been under government control. Various reports said security forces were also retreating from other districts of Nangarhar province, which borders Pakistan and holds one of the key border crossings into Pakistan via Torkhem. ————————— LINK: https://www.voanews.com/south-central-asia/taliban-arrive-kabul-await-power-transfer
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