January 28, 2023

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Clashes Erupt in Northern Afghanistan as Taliban Pursue Talks With Former Foes

The Taliban fought deadly battles with budding resistance forces in northern Afghanistan, as political negotiations on a broader govt moved ahead in Kabul and entry to the city’s U.S.-run airport remained tricky for 1000’s of Afghans attempting to flee.

While most of Afghanistan’s military and stability forces collapsed, some of the Taliban’s most dedicated foes have retreated to the Panjshir valley northeast of Kabul, pledging to continue the battle from the country’s only province not beneath Taliban sway.

They involve the fallen Afghan republic’s defense minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi Vice President Amrullah Saleh, who promises to be Afghanistan’s legit leader after President Ashraf Ghani deserted his obligations and fled the country Aug. fifteen and Ahmad Massoud, a son of renowned Panjshiri commander Ahmad Shah Massoud.

Movie posted on social media showed casualties and fighting amongst Taliban forces and anti-Taliban militias in the Andarab valley of the northern Baghlan province, adjoining Panjshir, and large convoys of Taliban reinforcements in U.S.-bought Ford Rangers and Humvees flying the Islamist movement’s white flag.

While the militias in Baghlan are allied with the forces in Panjshir, they acted independently in attacking the Taliban, reported Ali Nazary, head of overseas relations for the new National Resistance Front that is centered in Panjshir and contains some 1,000 Afghan military commandos who refused to surrender when the relaxation of the military melted absent, as perfectly as some helicopters.