Taliban claim control of Panjshir, formation of government very soon

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Flipboard
  • Email
  • WhatsApp
Image: Indian Express
Image: Indian Express

New Delhi : Even after Taliban claiming victory in the in the last part of Afghanistan, it seems to still holding out against their rule, by declaring that the Panshir valley is now under their control. The resistance forces have said that the fight is still not over.

Pictures being circulated on social media showed Taliban members standing in front of the gate of the Panjshir provincial governor's compound after days of fighting with the National Resistance Front (NRF), commanded by Ahmad Massoud, the son of Afghanistan's legendary guerrilla commander commander Ahmad Shah Massoud.

Let’s have a look at latest developments on the ongoing war in Panjshir:

The Taliban have prohibited Afghan news media from circulating Massoud's message.

Russian news agency Sputnik further said that the Taliban have also prevented former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and former chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah from meeting with their fellow citizens.

Meanwhile, in an audio message, Massoud called for national uprising against the Taliban. 

The region has witnessed heavy conflict between the warring sides in the past four days.

Panjshir was the base of the Northern Alliance resistance fighters who toppled the Taliban with US air support in 2001 after the September 11 attacks on the United States.

Panjshir resistance spokesperson Fahim Dashti was reported dead in a clash with the Taliban on Sunday.

Taliban are busy in the formation of a government to rule Afghanistan, with their spokesperson saying the leadership will be announced soon.

Asked whether the United States would recognise the Taliban, President Joe Biden told reporters at the White House late Monday, ‘That’s a long way off.’