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Afghanistan Crisis: UNSC Calls Emergency Meeting To Discuss Afghan Situation

This is set to be the second UNSC meeting on Afghanistan under India’s presidency at the council.

The UNSC has called for an Emergency Meeting To Discuss current situation in Afghanistan (Photo Credit: PTI)

New Delhi: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is set to meet on Monday morning to go over the situation in Afghanistan, where the government has collapsed and the Taliban has taken over the presidential palace.

This is set to be the second meeting on Afghanistan under India’s presidency at the council. It was Norway and Estonia who requested this urgent session.

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The above-mentioned meeting is scheduled for today at 10 am (local time). The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will be briefing the Council as well. Afghanistan’s government has collapsed completely with President Ashraf Ghani leaving the country and the Taliban’s entry into the capital, the New York Times reported.

Smoke rises next to the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. Taliban fighters entered the outskirts of the Afghan capital on Sunday (Photo Credit: PTI)

The Taliban has since then seized the majority of the city’s districts, including the presidential palace. Numerous reports suggest that the movement will soon proclaim the re-establishment of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

Furthermore, former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai along with Abdullah Abdullah and former Mujahideen leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar have all formed a Coordination Council in order to prevent disorder and manage affairs related to a peaceful transfer of power.

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Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid on Sunday said that Taliban terrorists have been asked to enter the capital city of Kabul. Mujahid, in an interview with Tolo News, also said that the security situation will remain under control in the city.

(With ANI Inputs)

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