Pajhwok News Agency reported that the Taliban today reported taking control of all districts of the Afghan province of Panjshir as their forces advanced towards Bazark, the last stronghold of the resistance.
TOLO news channel reported that the Mujahideen claimed that talks were held between the two sides on Saturday, but to no avail.
The Panjshir Valley, crossed by a river of the same name, is very close to the Hindu Kush mountain range, a mountainous mountain mass between Afghanistan and northwest Pakistan, home to the last stronghold of the resistance against Taliban rule, 150 kilometers northeast of Kabul.
The Resistance Front at that site rejected the claims of Islamic fundamentalists, saying that they had retaken the Parian area.
Ahmadullah Wasiq, deputy head of the Taliban’s cultural committee, said on Sunday that the extremist armed group had captured all districts of Panjshir.
But the spokesman of the Resistance Front, Fahim Dashti, wrote in a tweet on Twitter that the Taliban had suffered heavy losses in the fighting.
Former Foreign Minister Hanif Atmar urged the two sides to solve the problem through dialogue, as the fighting would have negative consequences for the country’s stability.
After the armed fundamentalist group captured Kabul, flashes of resistance appeared in the Panjshir Valley, where anti-Taliban leader Ahmed Masoud gathered the remnants of units of the regular army, special forces and local militias.
Massoud called for an inclusive, broad-based government in Afghanistan, representing all ethnic groups.
The fighting intensified after the exit of the last US troops from Afghanistan, who occupied the country for 20 years under the umbrella of the fight against terrorism.
Two decades later, the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan, a country that became even poorer after the US invasion, which added 11 million refugees, five million internally displaced people, and 250,000 civilian deaths.
Many Afghans fear the return of the strict Taliban regime, whose first government from 1996 to 2001 committed numerous abuses, particularly against women, girls, and ethnic minorities.
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