Afghan soldiers are supporting the Taliban instead of fighting for a corrupt government, says Ahmad Wali Massoud

The Afghan army has no incentive to fight for the corrupt Kabul government and corrupt politicians, the Afghan army is not fighting for President Ashraf Ghani, they do not have the right food, why and for what they will fight.

This is according to former Afghan ambassador to London Ahmad Wali Masood, who is also the brother of Mujahideen commander Ahmad Shah Masood.

Ahmed Wali Masood has given this statement to the American media.

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“Afghan soldiers think it is better for them to side with the Taliban, so they are changing allegiances,” he said.

 He was speaking in the wake of the Taliban’s takeover of Aibak, the capital of the strategic Afghan province of Samangan.

On Monday, the Taliban took control of Aibak after a key pro-government commander switched allegiance and joined the Taliban.

Three days earlier, four surrounding provincial capitals had fallen to the Taliban. In this way, Taliban fighters have the opportunity to unite and target Mazar-e-Sharif, the largest city in northern Afghanistan.