Ashraf Ghani in Oman to escape to the US

Tehran, Aug 16 (IANS) The exact location of fugitive Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is unknown, but he is said to have travelled to Oman to escape to the US, Mehr News reported.
The Taliban effectively sealed their control of Afghanistan on Sunday, pouring into the capital city of Kabul without facing any resistance even as Ghani fled the country and the government collapsed.
It was initially reported that Ghani along with national security advisor Hamdullah Muhib and head of the administrative office of the President, Fazel Mahmood Fazli, left Afghanistan for Tajikistan, but Dushanbe denied that, the report said.
It was then said that he had traveled to Uzbekistan.
Ghani has been accused of treason by Afghans and presently, no official information is available about his location.
Afghanistan Defence Minister Bismillah Mohammadi, in a tweet apparently referring to Ghani and his associates, lamented that they “tied our hands behind our backs and sold the homeland, damn the rich man and his gang”.
Head of High Council for National Reconciliation, Abdullah Abdullah, had said in a video clip that Ghani had left Afghanistan.
He said that he left the people of Afghanistan in mess and misery and he will be judged in futurity.
Meanwhile, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, said on Monday in an interview with the Zvezda TV channel said, “Ghani did not just leave Afghanistan, he fled, and in the most disgraceful manner, too. He is the man who addressed the Afghan people the day before yesterday, claiming that he was ready to take the last stand and sacrifice his life. And here is what really happened. His election raised questions, he misgoverned the country and eventually fled. This is all I can say about the man. He deserves to go on trial before the Afghan people”.

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