After Kabul came under the Taliban’s control, Afghan soldiers, who had managed to flee from militants, are now coming to Panjshir region in the northeastern part of the country. The flag of the ‘Northern Alliance’ was raised in Panjshir valley.
According to the reports, the forces of Vice President Amrullah Saleh have recaptured the Charikar district in Parwan province, north of Kabul, from the Taliban.
“The fighting is now going on in the Panjshir area,” the source said.
10 000 troops under the command of General Abdul-Rashid Dostum are currently being sent to the region.
Earlier, the Vice-President of Afghanistan, Amrullah Saleh, declared himself the legitimate head of Afghanistan, after the former president Ghani left the country.
Saleh claimed that according to the Constitution of Afghanistan, in the absence of the president, the vice president becomes the acting head of the state.
Clarity: As per d constitution of Afg, in absence, escape, resignation or death of the President the FVP becomes the caretaker President. I am currently inside my country & am the legitimate care taker President. Am reaching out to all leaders to secure their support & consensus.
— Amrullah Saleh (@AmrullahSaleh2) August 17, 2021
In Pajshir, Saleh is supported by the son of Ahmad Shah Massoud, who is gathering field commanders who do not agree with the rule of the Taliban. He calls on the Afghans to come and support the resistance.
Meanwhile, the region is surrounded by the Taliban. Some units of the Taliban were reportedly dispatched to the region.
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