In a stunning twist to the fall of Afghanistan — the country’s former leader Mr. Ashraf Ghani fled initially to an unknown location under the guise of the Taliban ‘s rise. Now according to CNN, Ghani has resurfaced safe; sound, and loaded with nearly $200m in cash inside the United Arab Emirates.
“The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation can confirm that the UAE has welcomed President Ashraf Ghani and his family into the country on humanitarian grounds,” the ministry said.
Embassies are reportedly working and deliberating whether or not he should be arrested for embezzling public funds.
In a Facebook post, Ghani made no mention of his direct departure but defended his actions claiming that they were done to avoid bloodshed.
“In order to win legitimacy and hearts of the people, it is necessary for Taliban to give assurance to all the people, tribes, different segments, sisters and women of Afghanistan and to make clear plans and share them with the public,” he wrote.