Taliban fighters reach Panjshir entrance, says Saleh as anti-Taliban forces strengthen resistance

Prime News, International (Kabul), August 23:- Former Vice President Amrullah Saleh, who has declared himself to be the acting President of Afghanistan, has announced that Taliban fighters have gathered in large numbers at the entrance of Panjshir, from where the anti-Taliban forces are putting up a fight.

In a tweet on Monday morning, Saleh said, “Talibs have massed forces near the entrance of Panjshir a day after they got trapped in ambush zones of neighbouring Andarab valley & hardly went out in one piece.”

In a further update, Saleh said, “Meanwhile Salang highway is closed by the forces of the Resistance. There are terrains to be avoided. See you.”

Forces putting up a resistance against the Taliban in northern Afghanistan have said they have taken three districts close to the Panjshir valley. Groups of the former Afghanistan government forces and other militia groups have gathered in Panjshir. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).


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