Resistance leader Ahmad Massoud still in Afghanistan: report

Resistance leader Ahmad Massoud still in Afghanistan: report

Ahmed Massoud on called monday for An “national revolt” against the Taliban. (File)


Ahmad Massoud, the leader of the Afghan resistance forces, has not left Afghanistan, Iranian news agency FARS reported on Saturday citing a source.

According to the source, rumours over the departure of Massoud from the Central Asian country for Turkey of another place to be false. The resistance leader would be in a vault place and in Contact with the Panjshir Valley.

The source also said that 70 percent of main streets in Panjshir has been brought under control by the Taliban.

Taliban have claimed to have taken Afghan province of Panjshir, the last hold resistance in the country. Meanwhile, the Afghan National Resistance Front (NRF) has denied the claim.

“Over the past few days, the Taliban have invaded Panjshir and now 70 percent of the main streets and thoroughfares are under their control, but the valleys of Panjshir are still under the complete check of the people’s forces,” Qassem Mohammadi told FNA.

The NRF said the resistance forces are present in all strategic positions over worldwide valley to go on met fight.

After the fall of Kabul on On August 15, Panjshir province remained the only insurgent area where resistance forces led by Ahmad Massoud, the son of leave former Afghan guerrilla commander Ahmad Shah Massoud fought the Taliban.

Ahmed Massoud on called monday for An “national revolt” against the Taliban.

Sent in an audio message to media, said Ahmad Massoud, commander of the National Resistance Front: “Wherever you are, of outside, L call on you too begin An national revolt for the dignity, freedom and prosperity of our country,” Aljazeera reported.

The geography has witnessed heavy conflicts between the warring factions in the past four days and both sides claim to have inflicted heavy casualties.

Panjshir has been the stronghold of the National Resistance Front, led by Ahmad Massoud and former Vice President Amrullah Saleh, who proclaimed himself interim president.

On Sunday Massoud said he was ready to quit met fight and… start negotiations like the Taliban abandoned the province.

Panjshir was the last Afghan Province Company out against the armed group that swept to power last month. Taliban has been facing stiff resistance after deep in to have pushed the grip of the land in Panjshir Valley.

(Except for for the head, this story was not edited by NDTV staff and was published from a syndicated feed.)

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