The Taliban hoisted their flag in the Panchir Valley, a stronghold of resistance, which they now claim to be in full control. They also called on the forces of the former Afghan government to join their ranks.
The Taliban’s warning
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid warned at a press conference: will consider opposing the new regime, through unrest or riots, will be harshly repressed. “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is very sensitive to this and will never allow anyone to act against the system, the Afghan people and our interests.”
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (…) will never allow anyone to act against the system, the Afghan people and our interests.
Located 80 kilometers north of Kabul, the Panchir Valley is the last bastion of resistance against the Taliban since the fall of Kabul on August 15.
Iran, a country bordering Afghanistan, reacted to the victory claimed by the Taliban: “The information coming from Panchir is really worrying, underlined the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We strongly condemn the assault. Taliban (…) On the issue of Panchir, we insist on the fact that it must be resolved in the presence of all the Afghan parties. “
The resistance continues its fight
For its part, the anti-Taliban resistance does not admit defeat in the Panchir valley. Its leader, Ahmad Massoud, son of Commander Massoud, claims to maintain “strategic positions” in the area and to continue the fight.