New Delhi: The Taliban on Wednesday (September 1) reportedly said that their talks with the elders of Panjshir had failed. Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley is the only remaining province to resist Taliban rule.
Citing Afghan media, ANI reported that Mullah Amir Khan Motaki, the head of the Taliban’s Guidance and Promotion Commission, said that talks with the tribal elders and leaders of Panjshir in Parwan province were “futile”.
The head of the Taliban Commission for Guidance and Encouragement, Mullah Amir Khan Motaki, said his talks with tribal elders and leaders of Panjshir had failed. Motki said Taliban talks with tribal leaders of Panjshir in Parwan province were in vain: Afghan media
— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2021
Meanwhile, Motki urged the rebels to lay down their weapons in a recorded speech addressed to Afghans in Panjshir, Reuters reports. “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is home to all Afghans,” he said.
He said Taliban forces were making preparations around the Panjshir Valley and there was no reason to fight. “But we are still trying to ensure that there is no war and that the issue in Panjshir is resolved peacefully and peacefully,” Motaki was quoted by Reuters as saying.
senior Taliban The leader said he had made several attempts to hold discussions with the opposition forces in Panjshir, “but unfortunately, unfortunately, without any results”.
According to two resistance leaders, their remarks came after at least seven Taliban fighters were killed during an attempt to enter the Panjshir Valley.
Leader of the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan Ahmed Masoodi And Amrullah Saleh, the first vice president of the former Afghan government, is trying to challenge the Taliban. The Taliban have not been able to capture the Panjshir Valley, which is located in the Hindu Kush mountains about 90 miles north of Kabul. The rebel group took control of Kabul on 15 August and overthrew the government of Afghanistan.
Panjshir province has several thousand members of the local militia and remnants of the army and special forces from Afghanistan that have been opposing the Taliban.
(with agency input)