Taliban launches attacks on resistance forces in Panjshir

Posted on August 31, 2021, 6:57 am
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KABUL: Taliban forces have launched attacks on Panjshir Valley, the last province in Afghanistan that has not yet fallen to the Taliban.

According to Khaama Press News Agency quoting sources in Pansjhir province claimed that the Taliban ignored the agreement and had launched attacks on the resistance forces of this province.

The sources claimed that the attacks which were conducted in different locations were repelled and the Taliban fighters retreated.

Meanwhile, Taliban has cut off telephone and internet services in the area to stop internal communication between the forces of the second resistance formed after the insurgent group took over Afghanistan in a rapid blitz of cities and provincial capitals in mid-August.

On the other hand, the Taliban have also blocked all the roads to Panjshir province which has skyrocketed the prices in the defiant valley.

Panjshir province, 120 kilometres to the northeast of Kabul is the only province that is not under the Taliban’s control and the so-called anti-Taliban resistance led by Ahmad Massoud is claiming to be fighting the Taliban.

The son of slain Ahamd Shah Massoud had said that he is willing to negotiate with the Taliban but had warned of resistance in case the negotiations fail.

Taliban and the leaders of Panjshir province had a meeting in Parwan province which has not concluded in any final result.

Previously, it was reported that Taliban has started putting pressure on Panjshir Valley leaders to join the government, threatening a military operation if they don’t.

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