Afghanistan: Panjshir Valley Under full Control, Claims Taliban

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Published: September 6,2021 12:38 PM
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The Taliban has claimed the capture of the Afghan province of Panjshir, the last resistance stronghold in the country

September 6, 2021: The Taliban has claimed the capture of the Afghan province of Panjshir, the last resistance stronghold in the country, reported on Monday.



"Recent efforts to ensure complete security in the country have also brought results, and the Panjshir province has come under the full control of the Islamic Emirate (the name used by the Taliban)," said Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid.





This comes hours after Panjshir resistance spokesperson Fahim Dashti was reported dead in a clash with the Taliban on Sunday.



After the fall of Kabul on August 15, Panjshir province remained the only defiant holdout where resistance forces led by Ahamd Masoud, the son of late former Afghan guerrilla commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, were fighting the Taliban. The geography has witnessed heavy conflict between the warring sides in the past four days and both parties are claiming to have inflicted heavy casualties.





Panjshir was the last Afghan province holding out against the armed group that swept to power last month. Taliban has been facing stiff resistance after pushing deep into the country's holdout in Panjshir Valley.