In an announcement, the Taliban defined that they held “full” management over the Panchir valley, the final bastion of resistance to their seizure of energy. For its half, the FNR says it stays current in strategic positions on this space.
The Taliban introduced on September 6 that they’d taken “full” management of the Panchir valley, the place resistance had been organized towards them since they took energy in Afghanistan in mid-August. “With this victory, our nation is now fully out of the doldrums of battle. Individuals will now stay in freedom, peace and prosperity, ”senior Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid mentioned in an announcement.
“Insurgents have been killed and the remainder fled. The respectable inhabitants of Panchir has been rescued from the hostage takers. We [lui] let’s be sure that nobody might be discriminated towards. They’re all our brothers and we’ll work collectively for a rustic and a aim, ”he added.
For its half, the Nationwide Resistance Entrance (FNR) promised the identical day that it will proceed the struggle towards the Taliban within the Panchir valley. The FNR mentioned on its Twitter account to retain “strategic positions” within the valley. “The struggle towards the Taliban and their companions will proceed,” he added.
❌Taliban’s declare of occupying Panjshir is fake. The NRF forces are current in all strategic positions throughout the valley to proceed the struggle. We guarantee the ppl of Afghanistan that the battle towards the Taliban & their companions will proceed till justice & freedom prevails. pic.twitter.com/BCxoWtLY9b
– NATIONAL RESISTANCE FRONT🛡️ (@NRFmojahed) September 6, 2021
The final hotbed of resistance to the Taliban
The enclaved and tough to entry Panchir Valley, 80 kilometers north of Kabul, was the final hotbed of armed opposition to the Taliban, who seized energy on August 15 and secured the departure of the final overseas troops two extra weeks late.
An extended-standing anti-Taliban stronghold, the world that Commander Ahmed Shah Massoud helped make well-known within the late 1990s earlier than being assassinated by al-Qaeda in 2001 is residence to the FNR. Led by Ahmad Massoud, the son of Commander Massoud, the FNR contains native militias in addition to former members of the Afghan safety forces who arrived within the valley when the remainder of Afghanistan fell.
The Panchir had by no means fallen into enemy fingers, both underneath Soviet occupation within the 1980s, or underneath the Taliban’s rise to energy for the primary time a decade later.
The FNR had proposed a ceasefire on the evening of September 6 to 7, after having suffered heavy losses over the weekend.
The group mentioned it had “proposed to the Taliban to stop their navy operations within the Panchir … and to withdraw their forces”. He had assured “in return” that he wished to ask his troops “to chorus from any navy motion”.