The resistance forces in Afghanistan’s Panjshir valley have rejected the Taliban’s claim that the insurgent group has started to enter into the province.
The resistance forces have reportedly clarified that the Taliban has not entered the Panjshir Valley.
Head of the Resistance Front – Mohammad Almas Zahid said: “There is no fight in Panjshir Valley and no one has entered the province.”
The Taliban, meanwhile, claimed that the its fighters have started to enter the province from multiple directions.
“No fighting occurred, but the mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan advanced from various directions without facing any resistance. The Islamic Emirate forces have entered Panjshir from different directions,” said Anaamullah Samangani, a member of the Taliban’s Cultural Commission, reported Tolo News.
Leaders and fighters in the Panjshir Valley have been rejecting to Taliban regime in Afghanistan and have prevented the capture of the region by the insurgents.
The valley lies in the Hindu Kush mountains, approximately 90 miles north of Kabul.
The Taliban has been unable to take out this resistance stronghold despite steamrolling across pro-government troops in a matter of months.
Meanwhile, Taliban forces sealed off Kabul’s airport on Saturday to most Afghans hoping for evacuation, as the US and its allies were ending a chaotic airlift that will end their troops’ two decades in Afghanistan.
The last British flight evacuating civilians from Afghanistan left Kabul on Saturday, ending the UK’s evacuation operation and its 20-year military involvement in Afghanistan.
The UK has airlifted almost 15,000 Afghan and British citizens in the two weeks since the Taliban took control.
With the August 31 deadline looming, the US military has also begun its final withdrawal from Afghanistan.