KABUL: The Taliban have claimed to have recovered millions of dollars in cash and large quantities of gold from the house of Ashraf Ghani-era Vice President Amrullah Saleh.
Fighting is still going on in Panjshir, the last stronghold of the resistance in Afghanistan, in which the Taliban have won a major victory, while the National Resistance Force has suffered heavy casualties.
Ahmadullah Muttaqi, social media in-charge of the Cultural Commission of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, shared a video on Twitter in which the Taliban can be seen counting bundles of dollars, while gold bricks are also in large numbers.
Ahmadullah Muttaqi claims that the video is from the house of former Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh, from where we received 65 6.5 million and several gold bricks.
There has been no statement from Amrullah Saleh or his family in this regard, nor has independent sources confirmed this claim.
Amrullah Saleh’s elder brother, Rohullah, who was also a key commander in the resistance force, was killed by the Taliban during the fighting, while his family accused the body of not being handed over to him.
Upon the Taliban’s arrival in Kabul, then-President Ashraf Ghani fled the country without telling anyone, while his deputy, Amrullah Saleh, took refuge in Panjshir, where he was accompanied by a resistance force led by Ahmad Masood, son of Ahmad Shah Masood. He had declared to fight against the Taliban.
Amrullah Saleh is also said to have fled to Tajikistan in view of the Taliban’s success in Panjshir, but he denied this in a video message.