Who are the incoming defense and interior ministers in Afghanistan?
Ghani has named General Bismillah Khan Mohammadi as his new defense minister. He will replace Asadullah Khalid, who has served in the role since 2018 but previously suffered severe injuries in a 2012 suicide bombing, forcing repeated treatments abroad.
Bismillah Khan Mohammadi previously fought under the late Ahmad Shah Massoud during the country's civil war in the 1990s. Massoud was murdered by the Taliban just two days before the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in the US.
President Ghani also named General Abdul Sattar Mirzakwal, who previously held several regional posts, as the country's new interior minister.
Cabinet changes must be approved by parliament so both men will serve in an acting role until then.
Deteriorating security situation across Afghanistan prompts appointments
The Taliban are now to be found almost everywhere in Afghanistan, seizing numerous districts and encircling major cities. The strategy is a repeat of what occurred in the 1990s following the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan.
On Saturday, local officials confirmed the Taliban had captured at least six more districts overnight, forcing pro-government security forces to surrender either themselves or territory they held.
The newly fallen districts include parts of Takhar, Faryab, Jawzjan, Samangan, Farah and Paktia provinces.