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Taliban Captures Three Close Regions To Panjshir Valley

The Taliban fighters have allegedly captured three regions in northern Afghanistan and have crept nearer to the major opposition fortress Panjshir Valley.

Citing the Taliban spokesperson News agency Reuters said, the Taliban fighters were in place close to the Panjshir Valley and had retaken three areas in northern Afghanistan that tumbled to local militia group previous week.

It further expressed that there were no confirmed reports of additional battling in the area.
Districts like Deh Saleh, Pul-e-Hesar, Bano – in the northern territory of Baghlan were taken by local army groups previous week in one of the first indications of armed resistance to the Taliban since their capture of the capital Kabul on Aug 15.

By Monday, Taliban forces had cleared the districts and were set up in Badakhshan, Takhar and Andarab close to the Panjshir Valley, indicated the twitter account of spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid.

Son of late Mujahideen commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, Ahmad Massoud’ faithful forces have laid down a good foundation for themselves in his Panjshir fortress, which opposed both the Soviets and the Taliban before 2001.

The forces who include ramnants of regular army and special units, has called for dealings to shape a comprehensive government for Afghanistan yet has vowed to oppose if Taliban powers attempt to enter the Valley, north of Kabul.

On Sunday evening, the Taliban’s Alemarah information service said many fighters were going towards Panjshir. There has been no surity of any battling, yet a helper to Massoud said the two sides were standing prepared for military activity.

Zabihullah Mujahid said the Salang Pass, on the main highway running from southern Afghanistan toward the north, was open and enemy forces were barred in the Panjshir valley. However, his assertion proposed there was no battling at that moment.

“The Islamic Emirate is trying to resolve the problems peacefully,” said Mujahid.

In the mean time, the Afghanistan President Amrullah Saleh has pointed out the dire “humanitarian situation” In Andarab Valley of the northern Baghlan province and also accused the Taliban for violating the human rights in the area.

It came as the conflicts between the Taliban and opposition forces were reported in the Andarab area.

Taliban powers are purportedly confronting a challenge from local opposition forces in the Panjshir Valley led by Ahmad Massoud, child of eminent enemy of Taliban figure Ahmad Shah Massoud.

“Talibs aren`t allowing food and fuel to get into Andarab valley. The humanitarian situation is dire. Thousands of women and children have fled to the mountains. Since the last two days Talibs abduct children and elderly and use them as shields to move around or do house search,” said Saleh in a tweet.

A day before, Saleh had cautioned the Taliban to try not to enter Panjshir. Talibs have massed forces close to the passage of Panjshir a day after they got caught in ambush zones of adjoining Andarab valley and scarcely went out in one piece.

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