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
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Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in the Presidential Palace

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Taliban fighter in the Nangarhar province

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Women soldiers with the Afghanistan army

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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

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President Ghani with DER SPIEGEL reporter Susanne Koelbl

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