Afghan Vice President in Letter to DER SPIEGEL "A Deal for Surrender Won't Happen"

He fled the capital for the Panjshir Valley, where he declared himself president: Amrullah Saleh, formerly Afghanistan's vice president, hopes to lead the anti-Taliban resistance. He has written a letter to DER SPIEGEL to explain.
A photo of the letter Saleh sent to SPIEGEL

A photo of the letter Saleh sent to SPIEGEL

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Afghan embassy staff hanging a portrait of Afghan First Vice President Amrullah Saleh, who declared himself the "legitimate caretaker president," on the wall at the embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Afghan embassy staff hanging a portrait of Afghan First Vice President Amrullah Saleh, who declared himself the "legitimate caretaker president," on the wall at the embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Foto: EMBASSY OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC / via REUTERS
Fighters loyal to Ahmad Masoud, son of the late Ahmad Shah Masoud, in Panjshir province

Fighters loyal to Ahmad Masoud, son of the late Ahmad Shah Masoud, in Panjshir province

Foto: Jalaluddin Sekandar / AP
"We are here to defend the values, the dignity of Afghan humans."
Vice President Amrullah Saleh briefs journalists in Kabul in 2019.

Vice President Amrullah Saleh briefs journalists in Kabul in 2019.

Foto: JAWAD JALALI / EPA-EFE
"Ghani fled and betrayed his own soul and proved himself wrong."
Anti-Taliban fighters in Panjshir.

Anti-Taliban fighters in Panjshir.

Foto: AHMAD SAHEL ARMAN / AFP
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