The Taliban celebrate the killings … the movement portrayed the victory in Panjshir

Today, Saturday, the “Taliban” movement withdrew from declaring control of the Panjshir valley, explaining that it had made progress in the stronghold of anti-movement resistance.

He also indicated, as reported by RIA Novosti, to be in able to control the Annaba and Khanj regions.

This came after Taliban spokesman Bilal Karimi announced Friday night that the movement had established full control over all of Afghanistan, including Panjshir.

Today, Saturday, the National Resistance Front denied Karimi’s claim. Ahmed Masoud, the leader of the front, broadcast in morning a video showing the continuation of the clashes, underlining that he will not back down or give up the fight.

dead and wounded

The Taliban had fired indiscriminate bullets last night in Kabul, to celebrate the “alleged victory” in the valley to the north-east of the capital.

While Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid criticized the shooting practice on Twitter in air and called on the militants to stop it immediately.

While the “Tolo” channel reported that 17 bodies and 41 wounded were transferred in a hospital in the capital following shootings in Across the city, an official from the Kabul emergency hospital said two people were killed and 12 injured, the Associated Press reported Saturday.

The Taliban celebrate the killings … the movement portrayed the victory in Panjshir

Members of the Afghan Resistance Front (Archive – Reuters)

Failed negotiations

Interestingly, the Resistance Front had previously expressed its hope for dialogue with the Taliban, while at the same time pledging to defend the valley surrounded by hundreds of militant movement fighters.

Indeed, in the past few days there have been negotiations behind the scenes, but they have failed. Later, Massoud said the movement “has offered to assign two seats to the National Resistance Front in the government they want to form while we demand a better future for Afghanistan.” “We have not even thought about” his offer, he said, estimating that the Taliban “have chosen to follow the path of war”.

Note that the Panjshir Valley, long a stronghold of the anti-Taliban, is a closed and inaccessible valley in the heart of the Hindu Kush Mountains, the southern end of which is about 80 kilometers north of the capital, Kabul.

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