Taliban celebrate occupation of Panjshir
Kabul, September 6 (RHC) The Taliban confirmed today, Monday, that it had achieved the occupation of the northern province of Panjshir, the last outpost of resistance to its force in Afghanistan.
“The province of Panjshir has been fully opened,” Taliban chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement.
The Taliban spokesman indicated that the insurgents’ control of the stronghold would end the internal war in Afghanistan.
Panjshir Province was so far the only one out of 34 Afghan provinces not under Taliban control, after capturing the remaining 33 districts in less than two weeks, capping the achievement with the capture of Kabul on August 15.
According to the spokesman, the province has come under the full control of the Taliban after days of intense fighting.
Fighting intensified in recent days after attempts at dialogue to find a way out of the conflict failed.
Panjshir was also the center of the resistance against the former Taliban government, between 1996 and 2001, which ended with the US invasion following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
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