Taliban declares victory in Panjshir after night of intense fighting

Insight Online News

Kabul, Sep 6 : Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid on Monday declared victory of the Taliban over the resistance forces in the northeastern province of Panjshir.

“Panjshir province, the last stronghold of the mercenary enemy, was completely conquered,” he said in a tweet, after a night of intense fighting between the Taliban, aided reportedly by Pakistani special forces, in the holdout province.

Pakistani drones and helicopters were reportedly used to continually bomb the positions of the National Resistance Front of Ahmad Massoud in Panjshir.

The whereabouts of Massoud and Amrullah Saleh, who has declared himself the caretaker president of Afghanistan, are not known, though their homes were air bombed during the night.

The chief of Pakistan’s ISI Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, who is in Kabul, has been reportedly helping the Taliban with the fight in Panjshir, the resistance forces say.


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