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telegraphindia.com 07 Sep, 2021 01:45 am

Taliban claimed on Monday to have captured the Panjshir valley

Taliban claimed on Monday to have captured the Panjshir valley
Representatives of the opposition forces maintained that they would fight on from the mountains; Ahmad Massoud calls for the nation to rise up against the Islamist forces

Afghanistan: Taliban claim control over Panjshir valley Representatives of the opposition forces maintained that they would fight on from the mountains; Ahmad Massoud calls for the nation to rise up against the Islamist forces Ahmad Massoud File picture | Published 07.The resistance group’s leader, Ahmad Massoud, son of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the commander who was assassinated in 2001, issued an audio recording on Monday calling for the nation to rise up against the Taliban.Advertisement On Monday morning, the Taliban officially claimed control over Panjshir.But representatives of the opposition forces there maintained that they would fight on from the mountains.

The Taliban said Massoud had escaped to neighbouring Tajikistan.Massoud said that despite the Taliban’s claims to want a peaceful negotiated settlement, “they began a full-scale military offensive on our people which led to numerous victims, among them my close family members”.

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