Last Updated on August 15, 2021
Video footage aired by Al Jazeera reportedly shows the Taliban milling around in the Afghani presidential palace in Kabul, having taken over the final stronghold of the former U.S.-backed government. A Taliban spokesperson has promised to bring an “open, inclusive Islamic government” to the embattled country.
The footage was aired live Sunday, showing Taliban insurrectionists reportedly proudly posing with presidential furniture.
LOOK: The Al Jazeera network broadcast what it said were live images of armed Taliban fighters roaming the presidential palace and posing at desks.
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“A Taliban spokesman and negotiator said told The Associated Press on Sunday that the militant group is holding talks aimed at forming an “open, inclusive Islamic government” in Afghanistan,” the Associated Press reported on Sunday, adding that “Suhail Shaheen spoke to the AP after the Taliban overran most of the country in a matter of days and pushed into the capital, Kabul, as the United States scrambled to withdraw diplomats and other civilians.”
As National File previously reported, Democrat President Joe Biden is avoiding the media as U.S. regime officials continue to flee the country:
The Taliban has stormed the Afghani capital of Kabul on Sunday, forcing President Ashraf Ghani to flee the country and U.S. embassy officials to evacuate as Democrat President Joe Biden – who there was “no circumstance” under which such events would occur because they were “highly unlikely” – continues to avoid having to answer questions from the media about the unfolding situation.
The official White House Twitter account put out a statement Sunday afternoon after news of the Taliban’s entrance into Kabul that read, “This morning, the President and Vice President met with their national security team and senior officials to hear updates on the draw down of our civilian personnel in Afghanistan, evacuations of SIV applicants and other Afghan allies, and the ongoing security situation in Kabul.” The post was accompanied by a photo of a confused looking Biden staring at a television screen.
On July 8, Biden had proclaimed, “There’s going to be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of a embassy in the—of the United States from Afghanistan….The likelihood there’s going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely.”