Categories: Main Story

Taliban captures Panjsir ‘valley of death‘

The Taliban has captured the Panjsir valley, a small area of resistance where the ousted regime in Kabul initiated a stiff defence of their government.

But it was to no avail and now Taliban has an upper hand in the alliance of parties and groupings that is still battling against its renewed rule over the country.

Panjsir is cut into the mountains 150km north of Kabul, populated by ethnic Tajiks.

The Soviets failed to conquer this piece of land though it was subjected to wave after wave of Soviet assaults in the 1980s.

It was in the Panjshir where the Americans, on September 26th, launched its war in Afghanistan with a small CIA team sent to meet legendary Ahmad Shah Masoud’s small army to constitute a formation against the Taliban.

It is Masoud’s 32-year-old son, Ahmad Masoud, who has holed up in the valley, alongside Amrullah Saleh, vice-president of the government that was toppled by the Taliban on August 15th).

But yesterday the Taliban spokesman says it has taken control of the last holdout province.

The opposition forces however pledge to continue fighting.


Recent Posts

Australia in anti-China military alliance with US and UK

The new alliance, the AUKUS partnership, will end French shipbuilder Naval Group to build new…

19 hours ago

Will China Regain Its Lost Deals With Najib’s Return?

The return of Najib Razak as an adviser to Malaysia's PM Ismail Sabri Yaakob could…

4 days ago

Japan Embassy Confirms Terror Alert

Two days ago, NHK WORLD, Japan said several Asian countries are on high alert against…

4 days ago

Mullah Omar. What his death meant for the Taliban

While Omar will be known as the man who refused to hand over the Al-Qaeda…

1 week ago

Watch the Apple Car drive itself soon

Apple Car is now coming into reality with the Apple Watch software development boss taking…

1 week ago

US agreed to an Islamic Gov’t in Afghanistan

As long as the Taliban does not use Afghanistan to perpetrate or allow attacks against…

1 week ago