Taliban admit to entering Panjshir, anti-Taliban groups deny: No fighting

Members of the Taliban force pose with Taliban flags at the governor’s residence in the southeastern Afghanistan province of Ghazni, Sunday (15/8/2021). (Source: AP Photo/Gulabuddin Amiri, File)

PANJSHIR, KOMPAS.TV – The Anti-Taliban group denied the Taliban’s claim that they had entered the Panjshir area.

The Taliban had previously said its fighters had entered the province through a number of directions.

However, the Anti-Taliban side confirmed on Saturday (08/28/2021), that the claim was not true and stressed that none of the Taliban members had joined Panjshir.

“There is no fighting in Panjshir and no one has entered the province,” said Head of the Delegation of the Resistance Front, Mohammad Almas Zahid. NDTV.

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The Taliban also claimed that their troops had managed to enter the Panjshir area.

“There was no fighting, but the Mujahideen from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan entered from all directions without any resistance,” said Taliban Cultural Commission member Anaamullah Samangani.

As it is known, Panjshir is the headquarters of the Anti-Taliban force led by Ahmad Massoud called the National Resistance Front (NRF).

They also received support from the Vice President of Afghanistan, Amrullah Saleh.

The province is the only part of Afghanistan that has not been controlled by the Taliban.

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