Taliban call on Russia to send political signal to resistance in Panjshir Valley
The Taliban have called on Russia to convey to the remaining resistance forces in the Panjshir Valley that it is seeking a peaceful solution. A representative of the Taliban’s political bureau visited the Russian embassy in Kabul on Saturday, asking Russian diplomats to inform the leaders of the resistance center remaining in Panjshir that the movement is seeking dialogue and seeking a peaceful solution. Moscow Ambassador to Afghanistan Dmitry Zhirnov said on YouTube channel Solovyev Live, TASS news agency reported. . Knowing that Russia enjoys great prestige with various political forces in Afghanistan, he asked us to send a political signal to the Panjshir, “he said. Made only one attempt to forcefully enter the country. Panjshir so far. The group hopes to find a peaceful solution to the situation, for example, through a political agreement. The Taliban do not want bloodshed and are determined to dialogue, “the diplomat said. Panjshir is the last stronghold in Afghanistan where anti-Taliban forces appear to be working to form a guerrilla movement to attack the fundamentalist Islamic group. Taliban resistance is forming in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley, led by Vice President Amrullah Saleh and Ahmad Massoud, the son of a famous anti-Taliban fighter, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
The Taliban do not control all of Afghanistan, “Lavrov told reporters at a press conference in Moscow following a meeting with his Libyan counterpart. Ahmad Massoud is focused,” he said. he said, TRT World reported. The Panjshir Valley, northeast of Kabul, is Afghanistan’s last stronghold, known for its natural defenses. the deposed government like Saleh and former Defense Minister Bismillah Mohammadi, DW reported. Saleh declared himself interim president after ousted President Ashraf Ghani fled the country. Massoud sits under the portrait of his father and namesake, the legendary hero of the Afghan resistance, Ahmad Shah Massoud. Beside him in an unknown location in the north of the Panjshir Valley in Afghanistan, is Saleh. From this pocket of resistance, the two men call for reprisals against the Taliban. The Panjshir Valley has repeatedly played a role decisive in history Afghanistan’s military, because its geographical position almost completely closes it from the rest of the country. The only point of access to the area is through a narrow passage created by the Panjshir River, which can be easily defended militarily. Famous for its natural defenses, the region nestled in the mountains of the Hindu Kush never fell to the Taliban during the civil war of the 1990s, nor was it conquered by the Soviets a decade earlier, either. and is now Afghanistan’s last remaining stronghold, DW reported.