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Taliban Sends Hundreds Of Fighters To Impose Control Of Panjshir Valley Holdout (Videos)

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Taliban Sends Hundreds Of Fighters To Impose Control Of Panjshir Valley Holdout (Videos)

Taliban members. FILE PHOTO: REUTERS/Parwiz

On August 22, the Taliban announced that it had sent hundreds of fighters to impose control of the Panjshir Valley where Afghan resistance forces have been amassing under the commander of Ahmad Massoud jr.

“Hundreds of Mujahedeen of the Islamic Emirate are heading towards the state of Panjshir to control it, after local state officials refused to hand it over peacefully” the group said in a statement.

Around five hours earlier, Afghan sources reported that the Taliban gave the resistance a four-hour ultimatum to surrender. The ultimatum was apparently rejected by Massoud, whose forces are now reportedly preparing to fight the Taliban.

In a recent interview with Reuters, Massoud seemed ready to compromise. He told the news agency that he hopes to hold peaceful talks with the Taliban.

“We want to make the Taliban realize that the only way forward is through negotiation,” Massoud told Reuters by telephone from his stronghold in the mountainous Panjshir valley northwest of Kabul. “We do not want a war to break out.”

The leader, however, stressed that his supporters are ready to fight if Taliban forces tried to invade Panjshir. Some 6,000 fighters are currently situated in the valley.

Massoud went on to deny that his supporters were behind the capture of three districts in the northern province of Baghlan bordering Panjshir in the last few days. The leader said the districts were seized by local militia groups reacting to the “brutality” of the Taliban in the area.

With regards to the demands of the resistance, Massoud called for an inclusive, broad-based government in Kabul representing all of Afghanistan’s different ethnic groups.

Panjshir appears to be on the brink of a major confrontation between resistance forces and the Taliban. This will further destabilize Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, the situation in Hamid Karzai International Airport near the capital Kabul, where thousands of troops of the US and its allies have been leading a chaotic evacuation operation, has not improved the slightest.

Footage showing US troops moving the corpses of Afghans who were crushed to death by crowds while attempting to enter the airport surfaced online.

The US-led poorly-planned evacuation operation will not likely end soon. Hundreds of foreigners and Afghans, who are threatened by the Taliban, are still stranded in the Kabul.

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"Israel" is a terrorist NATO settler colony

The leader of Panjshir is one of the war-lords who was stealing US tax money to build his mansion. He’s probably also growing and selling drugs.

I hope the Taliban wins over this drug lord in Panjshir.

YankeeGoHome

Hi father was a pro-Us traitor and so was he. He wants a slice of the pie as well. Taliban dont have to negotiate with anyone. To the victor goes the spoils of war. taliban should invade and slaughter the Northern Alliance Dogs once and for all.

block

amero/british swine are out. Time to defect and join the the future for the Afghani people. Only the real traitors including american terrorists are massing at the gates to get out alive.

Arch Bungle

The Jew is at it again. Here’s a big fat joo trying to get muslims to kill other muslims:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E9UxycaXoAUpglk?format=jpg&name=medium

Last edited 1 month ago by Arch Bungle
richard

standing with Bernard Levy, Muslim hater, Christian hater, jewish supremacist
promoter of the iraq war, libyan war, syrian war, sudanese war, yugoslavian war, and the destruction of palestinians

the jews win because they bribe Muslim and Christian traitors

YepItsTrue

Representatives financially bribe, or honey trap, easily manipulated and/or corruptible public officials.

Last edited 30 days ago by YepItsTrue
YepItsTrue

Levy is an egomaniac narcissist, who markets himself as a ‘public intellectual’, he is not, he is a media broadcaster, and specialized mouthpiece, for the interest of the hostile elite agenda.

L du Plessis

Thr Taliban has 40yrs of relentless perseverance and endurance, they will take the valley, it a matter of time.

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