In Afghanistan, clashes between the Taliban and resistance front fighters have continued for several days, reports the Tolo news site.
Indeed, the clashes between the Taliban forces and the resistance front continue, both sides claiming to have caused heavy losses to the opposing camp. The Resistance Front claims that the Taliban’s heavy attacks on Panjshir were repelled and that the Taliban forces suffered heavy losses during the fighting.
Resistance front member Fahim Fetrat said Taliban forces attacked Panjshir from four directions but were unable to enter Panjshir.
“Hundreds of enemy forces have been killed, wounded and arrested by the forces of the National Resistance Front. Dozens of their armored vehicles were set on fire and they remain in the area. They lost several areas in Gulbahar and Jabal Saraj, ”Fetrat said.
The Taliban, meanwhile, denied that their forces suffered any losses and said they had advanced into Panjshir from several directions.
“The mujahedin made strides in Paryan district in Panjshir from Warsaj (district) in Takhar and Kiran Wa Manjan (district) in Badakhshan and they met there. The mujahedin also advanced in Panjshir from the direction of Kapisa. The central areas of the Shotul district in Panjshir are still under the control of the forces of the Islamic Emirate, ”said Anaamullah Samangani, member of the Taliban cultural commission.
Meanwhile, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, in a statement on Friday, urged the two sides to end the fighting and resolve their issues through dialogue.
“I urge both sides to resolve the issue through negotiations so that our suffering nation can enjoy full peace and prosperity,” the statement said.
In conclusion, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said everyone wants the Taliban and other ethnic and political groups to come to an agreement and form an inclusive government.
As a reminder, the province of Panjshir, located relatively close to Kabul, is of strategic importance. Convenient passes connecting southern and northern Afghanistan cross it. The peculiarities of the terrain of the province and the gorge of the same name therein are well suited for waging partisan warfare. Thus, the gorge was one of the main centers of resistance to Soviet troops. And the Taliban, while they were in power in the 1990s, were never able to seize Panjshir.