Report Wire - Taliban declare $6.5 million, 18 gold bricks recovered from Amrullah Saleh’s residence

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Taliban declare $6.5 million, 18 gold bricks recovered from Amrullah Saleh’s residence

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Taliban claim $6.5 million, 18 gold bricks recovered from Amrullah Saleh's home

American {dollars} and gold bricks have been recovered from the residence of Amrullah Saleh, the Taliban claimed on Monday. Saleh, first vice-president within the Ashraf Ghani administration, has declared himself the caretaker president of Afghanistan in Ghani’s absence.

Ahmadullah Muttaqi, chief of the Taliban’s multimedia department, took to Twitter to publish a video of an alleged raid on Amrullah Saleh’s residence.The video reveals Taliban fighters sitting round two suitcases full of money and gold bricks. Some of the fighters will also be seen clicking photos of the piles of money within the 1-minute 26-second video.READ: Taliban fighter poses in entrance of bookshelf the place Amrullah Saleh recorded messageMuttaqi claimed {that a} whole of six and a half million US {dollars}, together with 18 gold bricks, had been recovered from Amrullah Saleh’s residence.Earlier this month, the Taliban reportedly tortured and executed Amrullah Saleh’s brother Rohullah Saleh throughout clashes in Panjshir valley.A former head of the National Directorate of Security, Amrullah Saleh, had fled to the Panjshir valley on the time of the Taliban takeover of Kabul on August 15 of this 12 months. He then teamed up with Ahmad Massoud of the National Resistance Front (NRF) to problem the Taliban regime in Kabul.. pic.twitter.com/E5YinxvTe0— Ahmadullah Muttaqi (@Ahmadmuttaqi01) September 13, 2021
However, after a fortnight of fierce combating, the Taliban managed to hoist their flag on the Governor’s mansion in Panjshir on September 6. The rebel group additionally issued a press release claiming that the final citadel of resistance in Afghanistan had been “completely conquered”.The present whereabouts of Amrullah Saleh and Ahmad Massoud is unknown.Saleh had final mentioned in a tweet on September 3, “The RESISTANCE is continuing and will continue. I am here with my soil, for my soil & defending its dignity.”In an unique interview final month, Amrullah Saleh had instructed India Today that he would not need “Afghanistan to become Talibanistan”.”We reject of the Emirate of the Taliban, we reject dictatorship, and we reject the grab of power by force,” Amrullah Saleh had mentioned.