The Taliban issued a press release Monday claiming that they’ve taken management of Panjshir province, which is situated north of Kabul that served because the staging floor of the nation’s prime resistance power.
Photographs emerged on social media that confirmed members of the Taliban standing on the gate of the provincial governor’s compound, Reuters reported. The province was the final holdout of anti-Taliban forces within the nation and the one province the Taliban had not seized throughout their sweep final month.
The anti-Taliban fighters had been led by the previous vice chairman and the son of the long-lasting anti-Taliban fighter Ahmad Shah Massoud who was killed simply days earlier than the 9/11 assaults in the USA.
Panjshir has been the main target of a days-long assault by Taliban fighters from “a number of instructions,” based on the Washington Publish. The paper reported that each side claimed victory throughout these clashes.
“The Taliban military has been hardened with 20 years of warfare, and make no mistake, the Taliban skilled a military,” Invoice Roggio, the managing editor of Lengthy Battle Journal, tweeted on Sunday, based on the report.
Ahmed Masoud, the chief of the Nationwide Resistance Entrance of Afghanistan, reportedly introduced earlier that his group was able to cease the preventing and maintain talks if the Taliban withdrew from the world.
Ahmad Wali Massoud, a former Afghan ambassador to Britain, told the Post final week that there appears to be little curiosity from the Taliban to see the negotiating desk.
“They suppose that they’ve captured Afghanistan and so, subsequently, Panjshir should give up. However the people who find themselves preventing wish to defend their homeland, their territory, their households and their lives. What’s taking place in Panjshir is a resistance for all of Afghanistan.”
The Related Press contributed to this report