Negotiations are underway in Afghanistan over the fate of Banjir, which is not the only province in the country occupied by the radical Islamist Taliban movement. In the meantime, the resistance is regulated in the well-protected valley area.

Abdullah Abdullah, head of the Supreme Reconciliation Council, said in a tweet on Twitter that he had met with local leaders, religious scholars and military leaders to discuss “the ongoing developments in the country and ways to maintain peace and stability.”

The Taliban, who again took power in Afghanistan last Sunday, could not extend their control of Punjab under their rule from 1996 to 2001. This is mainly due to the fact that the province is located in a mountainous valley that is difficult to access, and the narrow entrance can be easily protected. However, it is barely a hundred kilometers northeast of Kabul.

Extremists have carried out military operations in nearly all of the 34 counties in recent months, with only beets swimming in sporadic attacks.

Recently, local leaders have stated that they will not recognize the Taliban as the country’s legitimate leaders.

The local resistance is led by Ahmed Masoud, son of Ahmed Saah Masoud, a prominent figure in the Taliban struggle, who was assassinated on September 9, 2001. By the way, Abdullah Abdullah was a close ally of Ahmed Saha Masoud.

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Speaking to the Washington Post, Ahmed Masoud said he has the strength to fight effectively. The warlord often appears on social media with former Vice President Amrullah Saleh, who fled to Banjir and also called for resistance.

However, experts are unsure of the implications of these ads. “The resistance is verbal so far because the Taliban have not tried to storm the valley,” said Gilles Doronsoro, professor of political science at the Sorbonne University in Paris. His colleague from Lund University in Sweden and Abdul Sayed drew attention to the Taliban, which encompasses the Banjer Valley on all sides.

On the other hand, Ahmed Masoud and Amrullah Salal have different and even incompatible aspirations, according to Doronsoro. As he said, Masoud, who previously did not have an official position and does not have a support base outside the province, wants to follow in his father’s footsteps, while Saleh considers himself the legitimate holder of the position of head of state after former President Ashraf. Jani’s departure abroad.

An Italian aid organization said the number of people wounded in fighting in the area increased on Wednesday. A French citizen who fought alongside Ahmed Sah Massoud in the 1990s reported minor clashes in the area of ​​the road connecting the Samali Plateau to Agence France-Presse.

On Wednesday, the Russian news agency TASZSZ learned that units are being organized in Al-Banjir to retake the country from the Taliban, which currently number a few thousand. Iran-friendly Al-Alijam TV in Beirut reported that forces loyal to Saleh had recaptured Tsarkar in Parvan province from the Taliban, and that Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum had led ten thousand soldiers to the Al-Banajiri strait.

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