Taliban says Afghanistan war over as president flees

The Taliban has declared the war in Afghanistan over after its fighters swept into the capital, Kabul, and President Ashraf Ghani fled the country.
As American forces continue to evacuate diplomats and Afghan partners through Kabul airport, the armed group has taken control of the now-abandoned presidential palace.
Extraordinary scenes of fighters rolling up the national flag and posing for pictures behind President Ashraf Ghani's desk were obtained by Al Jazeera.
The Taliban says it is committed to a peaceful transition of power and is open to talks to form what it calls an ''open, inclusive, Islamic government''.

Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis reports from Kabul, Afghanistan.

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