Interview with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani "I Know I Am Only One Bullet Away from Death"

The Americans are pulling out and the Taliban are advancing on Kabul. Even Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani is concerned about a possible civil war. In this DER SPIEGEL interview, he discusses how an escalation could still be avoided.
Interview Conducted by Susanne Koelbl in Kabul
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in the Presidential Palace

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in the Presidential Palace

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Andrew Quilty / DER SPIEGEL

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DER SPIEGEL 20/2021
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Taliban fighter in the Nangarhar province

Taliban fighter in the Nangarhar province

Foto: Lorenzo Tugnoli / The Washington Post / contrasto / laif
Women soldiers with the Afghanistan army

Women soldiers with the Afghanistan army

Foto: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times / Polaris / ddp images
President Ghani during his DER SPIEGEL interview

President Ghani during his DER SPIEGEL interview

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"The Taliban made the environment for these crimes possible – they did not cut their ties with al-Qaida."
A schoolgirl injured in the attack

A schoolgirl injured in the attack

Foto: REUTERS
President Ghani with DER SPIEGEL reporter Susanne Koelbl

President Ghani with DER SPIEGEL reporter Susanne Koelbl

Foto: Andrew Quilty / DER SPIEGEL