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Afghanistan: Taliban claims to have seized Panjshir Valley, raise flag over Resistance stronghold

The Taliban claimed to have seized the last province not in their control after their blitz through Afghanistan last month, overrunning forces who had opposed their takeover. Thousands of Taliban fighters charged into eight districts of Panjshir province overnight, according to witnesses. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed that the province, which is north of the […]

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Heavy fighting between Resistance forces and Taliban insurgents in Panjshir, both claim victory

Heavy fighting has been reported in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley, the last of the province not yet under the Taliban’s control. Reuters quoted Taliban officials saying that they had seized the area, but the resistance fighters they are battling denied this. One of the resistance leaders, Amrullah Saleh, dismissed claims he had fled, but said the […]