Taliban claims victory in Afghanistan’s last holdout area, the Panjshir Valley


The Taliban again claimed victory in the Panjshir Valley on Monday. In the Panjshir Valley, resistance fighters are fighting terrorist groups, but resistance fighters still dominate the region’s strategic position.

“This victory has completely freed our country from the swamps of war,” spokesman Zabifra Mujahid said Monday.

“The last nest of the enemy, Panjshir, has been completely conquered,” he wrote in a Twitter post. “We guarantee that the prestigious people of Panjshir will not be discriminated against. They are all our brothers and we work for one country and one common goal. With recent efforts and this victory, our country has completely emerged from the vortex of war. “

so Press conference On Monday, Mujahid also said that Afghanistan should “move towards stability” and end all domestic wars.

The Taliban said, “We are very sensitive to rebels. Anyone who tries to revolt will be hit hard. We will not allow another.”

Over the weekend, there were reports of fierce fighting in the valley. Both sides claimed to have captured fighters belonging to other groups and seriously injured each other.

Afghan resistance movement and anti-Taliban forces
On September 1, 2021, Afghan resistance movements and anti-Taliban troops patrol the hills of the Durband area in the Anaba district of Panjshir are resting. (Ahmad Sahel Arman / AFP via Getty Images)

Afghanistan’s Anti-Taliban National Resistance Front (NRF) made a similar comment on Monday, with spokesman Ali Nazary. Tell CNN “Resistance is still everywhere in the valley.” And the movement leader Ahmad Masoud said, “Military pressure on us and our territory undermines our determination to continue our fight. “Never,” he added, urging all Afghans to participate in a “general uprising” against the Taliban.

“The Taliban’s claim to occupy Panjshir is false. NRF troops are in all strategic positions across the valley to continue the fight. We tell the Afghan people that the Taliban We guarantee that the fight with that partner will continue until justice and freedom spread, “NRF told the CNN.

The whereabouts of Masoud and the leader of the resistance movement and former Vice President of Afghanistan, Amurula Surrey, are unclear. Saleh fled to nearby Tajikistan, according to reports from Al Jazeera.

For decades, Panjshir was a hotbed of resistance fighters who had previously fought the Taliban and the Soviet Union. Massoud is the son of renowned resistance fighter Ahmad Shah Massoud.

The last day of America’s 20-year conflict in Afghanistan, given the history of the Taliban’s crackdown, was in Kabul to evacuate tens of thousands of people (Americans and their allies) who were afraid of the future. Characterized by the disastrous airlift at the airport. However, when the last US troops withdrew on August 30, many Americans and Afghans were left behind, causing serious bipartisan criticism of the Biden administration.

Jack phillips

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Jack Phillips is a New York-based reporter for The Epoch Times.

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