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Taliban say they’ve retaken three northern districts seized by Afghan militias

Taliban forces have recaptured three districts in northern Afghanistan that fell to native militia teams final week, a spokesperson stated on Monday.

The districts of Bano, Deh Saleh, Pul e-Hesar in Baghlan province have been taken by native militia teams in one of many first indicators of armed resistance to the Taliban since their seizure of the capital Kabul on Aug 15.

By Monday, Taliban forces had cleared the districts and have been established in Badakhshan, Takhar and Andarab near the Panjshir valley, in keeping with the Twitter account of spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.

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Forces loyal to Ahmad Massoud, son of the anti-Soviet mujahideen commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, have established themselves within the Panjshir valley, a mountainous space northwest of Kabul which resisted the Taliban earlier than 2001.

Massoud, whose forces embrace remnants of standard military and particular forces models, has known as for negotiations to type an inclusive authorities for Afghanistan however has promised to withstand if Taliban forces attempt to enter the valley.

Late on Sunday, the Taliban’s Alemarah info service stated tons of of fighters have been heading in direction of Panjshir however there was no speedy affirmation of any preventing.

Zabihullah Mujahid stated the Salang Pass, on the principle freeway operating from southern Afghanistan to the north, was open and enemy forces have been blockaded within the Panjshir valley. But his assertion urged that there was no preventing for the second.

“The Islamic Emirate is trying to resolve the problems peacefully,” Zabihullah stated.

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