Concerned over clashes between the Taliban and the Panjshir resistance front in the Afghanistan Valley, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Friday asked the two armies to call off the war and resolve their issues through dialogue.
Tolo News tweeted, “Former President Hamid Karzai in a statement called on the Taliban and the “Resistance Front” in Panjshir to stop fighting and resolve their issues through dialogue.
Since mid-August, forces opposing the Taliban have gathered in the valley under the leadership of Ahmed Masood, son of the famous Afghan commander Ahmed Shah Masood. Ahmed Masood, along with Amrullah Saleh, former Vice President of Afghanistan, is trying to challenge the Taliban.
Underlining the resistance forces’ objective to defeat the Taliban, former Afghanistan Vice President Amrullah Saleh has said that the resistance is “based in Panjshir” but will protect the rights of all Afghan citizens.
Afghan resistance forces based in Panjshir have denied the Taliban’s claim against the siege of the province’s Shutul district.
Khama Press quoted Faheem Dashti, spokesman for Afghanistan’s Northern Resistance Front, as saying that the resistance forces had driven out the Taliban, killing dozens of Taliban members in the encounter.