Last post of Aghanistan Captured : Claims Taliban
INTERNATIONAL: Previously on the SPACE it was highlighted how ferociously the Anti-Taliban resistance was fighting against the ruling Taliban at Panjshir Valley, Today the Taliban has claimed that they have finally captured the last post.
"With this victory, our country is completely taken out of the quagmire of war," Taliban chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement.
In his statement, Mujahid sought to assure residents of Panjshir that they would be safe, even as scores of families reportedly fled into the mountains ahead of the Taliban's arrival.
"We give full confidence to the honorable people of Panjshir that they will not be subjected to any discrimination, that all are our brothers, and that we will serve a country and a common goal," Mujahid said in his statement.
A senior member of the Afghan national resistance front, General Abdul Wudod Zara had also been killed during the standoff between rebel forces and the Taliban.General Wudod was the nephew of Panjshir resistance leader Ahmad Massoud. Some reports also claim that Amrullah Saleh has moved to a safe place after a helicopter attacked his house, Samaa News reported.
The developments came soon after Afghan resistance force spokesperson Fahim Dashti was reported dead by various Afghanistan media.
Thousands of Taliban fighters overrun eight districts of Panjshir overnight, according to witnesses from the area.
They spoke on condition of anonymity fearing for their safety.A day earlier, Ahmad Massoud, the leader of the resistance forces in Afghanistan's northeastern province of Panjshir said resistance forces are ready to cease fighting and start negotiations if the Taliban leave the province.
Massoud is the son of the iconic anti-Taliban fighter Ahmad Shah Massoud who was killed just days before the 9/11 attacks in the United States.
Ahmad had issued a statement Sunday, calling for an end to the fighting that had been blistering in recent days.
The young British-schooled Massoud said his forces were ready to lay down their weapons but only if the Taliban agreed to end their assault.
Late on Sunday dozens of vehicles loaded with Taliban were seen swarming into Panjshir Valley.
There has been no statement from Saleh, Afghanistan's former vice president who had declared himself the acting president after Ashraf Ghani fled the country on Aug.15 as the Taliban reached the gates of the capital.
The Taliban subsequently entered the presidency building that day.
The Panjshir Valley lies in the Hindu Kush mountains, approximately 90 miles north of Kabul.