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The Taliban, who controlled most of Afghanistan, targeted Punjshir.
A new demand has come from the Taliban, who have sent thousands of their militants to the region that is home to the anti-Taliban resistance.
According to AFP breaking news, the Taliban said “the Panchshir Valley has been completely captured.”
Recently, the head of the Afghan National Resistance Front, Ahmad Massoud, called on the Taliban to “start peace talks”, but received the “go or die” response.
Panjshir province had county status before the 2001 US invasion. The majority of the region with a population of around 170,000 is made up of Tajiks.
Taliban forces, which spread across the country in the late 1990s, were unable to enter Pancşir, which demonstrated effective resistance under the leadership of Ahmet Shah Mesut against the occupation of the Soviet Union in the 1980s, but Taliban forces dispersed. on many fronts during the said period.
The region, which consists of a series of valleys and has a total length of 120 kilometers, offers natural protection to its inhabitants as it is surrounded by thousands of meters of rugged mountains. Providing entrances and exits into the valley through a passage makes military operations very difficult.
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The Panjirs, who also played a role in the capture of Kabul from the Taliban in 2001, claim de facto autonomy, as they are usually ruled by a leader of the region.
The region’s armed and political establishment is led by Ahmed Massoud, son of Ahmet Shah Massoud, who was killed by al-Qaeda militants. The Afghan National Resistance Front tried to persuade Russia and other countries to persuade the Taliban and help them, but they got no results.
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