Forces holding out towards the Taliban in northern Afghanistan say they’ve taken three districts near the Panjshir valley the place remnants of presidency forces and different militia teams have gathered.
Defence Minister General Bismillah Mohammadi, who has vowed to withstand the Taliban, stated in a tweet that the districts of Deh Saleh, Bano and Pul-Hesar within the neighbouring province of Baghlan to the north of Panjshir had been taken.
It was not instantly clear what forces have been concerned however the incident provides to scattered indications of opposition to the Taliban who swept to energy in a lightning marketing campaign that noticed them take all of Afghanistan’s primary cities in every week.
Local tv station Tolo News quoted a neighborhood police commander who stated Bano district in Baghlan was underneath the management of native militia forces and stated there had been heavy casualties.
The Taliban haven’t commented on the incident.
Former Vice President Amrullah Saleh and Ahmad Massoud, son of former anti-Soviet Mujahideen commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, have vowed to withstand the Taliban from Panjshir, which repelled each Soviet forces and the Taliban within the 1980s and 1990s.
People near Massoud say that greater than 6,000 fighters, made up of remnants of military and Special Forces items in addition to native militia teams, have gathered within the valley. They say they’ve some helicopters and navy autos and have repaired a few of the armoured autos left behind by the Soviets.
There seemed to be no connection between the teams in Panjshir and apparently uncoordinated demonstrations in some japanese cities and the capital Kabul through which protesters raised the purple inexperienced and black colors of the Afghan flag.
But they underscore the issues which will face the Taliban as they start to consolidate their speedy victory.
The Taliban haven’t to this point tried to enter Panjshir, which continues to be dotted with the wreckage of Soviet armoured autos destroyed within the preventing greater than 30 years in the past.
But Western diplomats and others have expressed scepticism concerning the capacity of the teams gathered there to mount an efficient resistance given the dearth of out of doors help and the necessity to restore and preserve weapons.
The Soviet Union occupied Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989, leaving after 15,000 of its troops have been killed and tens of hundreds have been wounded.