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Afghanistan. Vice President Amrullah Saleh: takes over as president of the country

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After the Taliban seized Kabul, President Ashrafa Ghani fled the country. On Tuesday, the outgoing vice president, Amrullah Saleh, announced on Twitter that he was taking over the head of state under Afghan law.

Afghan Taliban entered Kabul on Sunday. Taking advantage of the withdrawal of international military forces under US command, they took control of the country. The previous US-backed government collapsed and the country’s president, Ashraf Ghani, fled abroad.

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Amrullah Saleh, the former vice president of Afghanistan, announced on Tuesday on Twitter that due to the departure of the incumbent president, he is taking over the duties of the head of state under Afghan law.

Amrullah SalehJAWAD JALALI / EPA / PAP

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President of Afghanistan, Ashraf GhaniPAP / EPA / HEDAYATULLAH AMID

Kabul in the hands of the TalibanAdam Ziemienowicz / PAP

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