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I’m still there in Panjshir valley, fight with Taliban intensified: Amrullah Saleh

Prime News, International (Kabul), Sept 4:- Amrullah Saleh, former vice president of Afghanistan and one of the resistance leaders against Taliban on Friday said that he is still there in the country adding the fighting in Panjshir valley between the northern alliance and Taliban has intensified, TOLOnews reported.

However, Reuters quoted Taliban sources saying that its forces have taken full control of Afghanistan including the Panjshir valley where opposition forces had been holding out.

Earlier in the day, the Taliban had claimed advances in Panjshir as they captured the centre of the Shutul district along with 11 outposts held by opposition forces.

Inamullah Samangani, a member of the Taliban’s cultural commission, said that 34 members of the opposition forces were killed in the ongoing clashes, Tolo News reported.

The Taliban shared a video online saying their forces had advanced in Shutul district.

“A heavy toll has been inflicted on the opposite side in last night’s operations as well as in this morning’s clashes in Shutul district of Panjshir,” Samangani said.

However, forces loyal to Ahmad Massoud rejected the figures and claimed that the Taliban has suffered heavy casualties. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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