The Taliban on Monday claimed to have captured Panjshir Valley, stronghold of the anti-Taliban resistance movement headed by Ahmad Massoud and former Afghan vice president Amrullah Saleh. The National Resistance Front (NRF) disputed the Taliban’s claims and vowed to continue fighting.
The Taliban took control of Bazarak and Panjshir province is under its control. Video of the Taliban raising its banner over the Bazarak district center. pic.twitter.com/AimalwgtnF
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“Panjshir province, the last stronghold of the mercenary enemy, was completely conquered,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said via Twitter on Monday morning.
“Taliban’s claim of occupying Panjshir is false,” the NRF responded in a tweet of its own.
“The NRF forces are present in all strategic positions across the valley to continue the fight,” the resistance stated. “We assure the people of Afghanistan that the struggle against the Taliban and their partners will