Afghan president vows to stop bloodshed as the Taliban approach the capital Kabul


The President of Afghanistan vowed on Saturday to prevent further bloodshed when Taliban fighters approach Kabul after defeating his armed forces in the past 10 days. For the first time since the Taliban launched a large-scale offensive, Ashraf Ghani addressed the country for the first time and said that he hopes to stop violence “as a historical mission.” “I will not allow forced war to cause more deaths,” he said, sitting in front of the Afghan flag with a grim expression. He provided few details about his government plan. The government’s control of Afghanistan almost collapsed, but the presidential palace subsequently announced in a statement that the government should quickly appoint a strong delegation and be ready for negotiations.