Ahmed Masoud’s forces: Al-Qaeda members joined the Taliban

While the Taliban movement continued its attempts to advance towards the Panjshir province, the region semi- exclusivity outside the authority of the movement in Afghanistan, the resistance front in Panjshir confirmed that elements of al-Qaeda had joined the Taliban.

In a statement on Twitter, the front said: “Al-Qaeda has joined the Taliban to fight the Afghan resistance front”, saying “the United States has withdrawn and history is repeating itself”.

He also announced the killing of 350 Taliban militants during the fighting, which took place in the north-east of the capital, Kabul.

repel a great attack

On Wednesday, Ahmed Masoud’s front announced that 115 Taliban had been killed, 200 wounded and 35 captured during the battles.

Fahim Dashti, spokesman for the Front, confirmed that a serious attack by the movement on the province was repelled, adding that the resistance forces managed to destroy the Taliban armored vehicles and artillery.

This has happened in one moment in which the Taliban confirmed to have advanced in the Panjshir province, in following the most violent clashes since the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Interestingly, the Afghan commander of the besieged forces in Panjshir insists not to hand over the province to the Taliban, who controlled almost the entire country.

Ahmed Masoud’s forces: Al-Qaeda members joined the Taliban

Tahamed Masoud (Reuters archive)

Despite his claim to support the pace in the country, he stressed in an August 25 interview that he would not give up and would sacrifice his life for his country.

At the time he also believed that Russia could mediate between him and the Taliban, stressing the need to make Panjshir a buffer zone.

It should be noted that Panjshir is the birthplace of Ahmed Shah Massoud, one of the most prominent leaders of the resistance against the Soviet occupation in Afghanistan between 1979 and 1989.

The Taliban have not yet managed to enter the province, controlled by the armed forces led by Ahmed Masoud, son of the famous leader, after questlast was killed by al-Qaeda in 2001.

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