Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has reportedly left the country

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has reportedly left the country with the Taliban surrounding Kabul after a rapid country-wide offensive over the last several days. His apparent departure was reported by Afghanistan's TOLO News earlier Sunday, and CNN later said it had confirmed the news.

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It's not clear where Ghani is heading, though Al Jazeera reports Tajikistan is the destination, at least for now.

Abdullah Abdullah, Ghani's political rival who recently entered a power-sharing agreement with him, referred to Ghani as Afghanistan's former president in a video statement and said "God will hold him accountable" for leaving. "The nation will also judge," he added.

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The Taliban and the government are currently negotiating a peaceful transfer of power, and there are no reports of any skirmishes on the ground in the Afghan capital.

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