Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): SIGAR wrote in a tweet that he received this statistic before the collapse of the Afghan government.
"Prior to the collapse of the Republic, SIGAR had identified approximately $19 billion in waste, fraud and abuse in published reports and investigations," SIGAR tweeted. But the lost lives cost much more."
At the time of the fall of the government, there were allegations of corruption and embezzlement of millions of dollars.
It was claimed that Ashraf Ghani, the former president, fled Afghanistan with $169 million. SIGAR said in a report that it is unlikely that this claim is true.
However, the US special inspector for Afghanistan reconstruction had said in a report that apparently millions of dollars from the Afghan National Security Directorate's budget were stolen with the collapse of the government.