Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is likely to resign, and he can leave the country with his family

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said in a recorded message on Saturday that the country faces a huge threat due to the Taliban takeover, but “the situation is under control.” Although sources told News18 that Ghani could resign, TOLO News stated that he did not resign when he headed to the country. Ghani’s speech came as the Taliban strengthened their territorial control over Kabul and the country’s second and third largest cities fell to the insurgents. Sources told News18 that the president is considering withdrawing as part of an “emergency ceasefire” plan that the government is trying to fight with the Taliban, rather than stop the deadly attack.