Fighting in Afghanistan’s last major holdout against Taliban rule continued through Friday after heavy clashes erupted overnight between Taliban fighters and an anti-Taliban group, according to Taliban sources.
Panjshir Valley, a mountainous, inaccessible region north of Kabul, has a long history of resisting the insurgent group. In the late 1990s, it was a center of resistance against the Taliban during their rule.
Now the National Resistance Front (NRF), a multi-ethnic group that includes former Afghan security force members and reportedly numbers in the thousands, has continued the fight against the Taliban following the militants’ almost-complete takeover of Afghanistan.
Sporadic fighting between the NRF and the Taliban has continued for two weeks now. The Taliban have been massing forces in and around Panjshir province in recent weeks, and said on Monday they had captured three districts in the valley.
An NRF commander in Panjshir Valley said fighting was taking place around the Shatal district of Panjshir. The commander said NRF forces had inflicted hundreds of casualties on the Taliban. The Taliban denied these claims.
But it seems that the military equipment left behind by Biden for the Taliban could have instant success.
A video that surfaced this morning shows a Taliban fighter as he tries to use the U.S. RPG in a fight against the NRF at Panjshir valley, that wasn’t a success as he accidentally blew his p**is away!
RPG rocket failed as Taliban fighters couldn't resist the NRF at Panjshir valley. pic.twitter.com/w8RZ8LbKRC
— ماك🧢מאק (@beingrealmac) September 4, 2021
If the Taliban use our weapons like this the NRF will last a lot longer.
Speaking with NPR’s All Things Considered on Friday, Ali Nazary, the National Resistance Front’s head of foreign relations, who is currently in the U.S., also denied reports that the Taliban have taken control of the province — the last major territory standing between the Islamist militia and total control over Afghanistan — calling the rumors “propaganda.”
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