Taliban claim Panjshir valley ‘complete captured’ , NRF denies
Kabul: The Taliban claimed that Panjshir province has been taken under complete control on Monday. Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said in a statement that the Taliban has captured Panjshir province.
The National Resistance Front (NRF), the anti-Taliban forces in Panjshir Valley, vowed on Monday to carry on fighting. The NRF said it was present in “strategic positions” across the valley, adding “the struggle against the Taliban and their partners will continue”.
The Taliban on Sunday claimed Mujahideen made advances on Panjshir from every side and anticipating surrender of NRF. They also claimed that Mujahideen captured seven strongholds of the 'insurgents' (NRF).
However, NRF stated that they are present in "strategic positions", adds "struggle against the Taliban and their partners will continue".
Taliban claiming complete control over Panjshir comes a day afater Ahmad Massoud, NRFA, said he was ready for peace talks if the insurgents would withdraw their forces from Panjshir and Andarab.
"The National Resistance Front is ready to stop the war immediately in order to achieve stable peace, if the Taliban group ends its military attacks and movements in Panjshir and Andarab," Ahmad Massoud said in a statement, welcoming proposals from religious scholars for a negotiated settlement to end the fighting.