Is Panjshir Valley under Taliban control?

Is Panjshir Valley under Taliban control?

Taliban Claim Control Over Panjshir Valley, but Resistance Vows to Fight On. Militants posted images apparently taken in Bazarak, the capital of Panjshir Province in Afghanistan, where opposition forces have fought against their rule.

What happened in Panjshir Valley?

Around August 17, remnants of the Afghan National Army began mobilising in the Panjshir Valley under the direction of Massoud. Cut off from the outside world, on August 31, the valley was subjected to a violent offensive by Taliban forces who were allegedly aided by Al Qaeda operatives.

Where is the Panjshir Valley in Afghanistan?

The Panjshir Valley (also spelled Panjsher or Darah-I-Panjshir; Pashto/Dari: درهٔ پنجشير – Dare-ye Panjšēr; literally Valley of the Five Lions) is a valley in northeastern Afghanistan, 150 kilometres (93 mi) north of Kabul, near the Hindu Kush mountain range. It is divided by the Panjshir River.

Is Ahmad Massoud dead?

Deceased (1953–2001)
Ahmad Shah Massoud/Living or Deceased

Does Taliban take Panjshir?

“Taliban’s claim of occupying Panjshir is false,” the group said in a tweet. “The NRF forces are present in all strategic positions across the valley to continue the fight. We assure the [people] of Afghanistan that the struggle against the Taliban and their partners will continue until justice and freedom prevails.”

Has Taliban taken Panjshir?

The Taliban have declared victory over the province of Panjshir northeast of the capital Kabul, the final pocket of territory which has remained outside their rule. The group posted footage online of their fighters raising their flag there on Monday.

Is Panjshir safe?

Panjshir is almost completely Tajik and the Taliban have no foothold here. Because it is surrounded by sky high mountains, it has always been one of the safest place in Afghanistan.

Where is Ahmad Massoud?

Massoud returned to Afghanistan and was appointed CEO of the Massoud Foundation in 2016.

Who is controlling Panjshir?

“In recent days, the Taliban entered Panjshir and now 70 per cent of the main streets and passages are under their control, but the valleys of Panjshir are still under the complete control of the popular forces,” Qassem Mohammadi reportedly told FNA.

What are the valleys in Afghanistan?

Valleys of Afghanistan. The majority of the valleys are located in parts of northeastern, central, southern and southeastern Afghanistan. The southeastern areas are wetter and are covered by forest with trees such as cypress, Archh [further explanation needed], Nshtr [further explanation needed], oak, poplar, pine etc.

Are there Mountains in Afghanistan?

About the size of the U.S. State of Texas, most of Afghanistan is a rugged, inhospitable mountainous landscape. More than 50% of the total land area lies above 6,500 ft. (2,000 m). It all culminates in the high peaks of the Hindu Kush , where extensions of the Pamir Mountains, Karakorum Mountains and the Himalayas all come together.

What are the bases in Afghanistan?

Bagram Airfield or BAF also known as Bagram Air Base (IATA: OAI, ICAO : OAIX) is the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan. It is located next to the ancient city of Bagram, 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) southeast of Charikar in the Parwan Province of Afghanistan.

Is Afghanistan an island country?

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a mountainous, landlocked country in South-Central Asia at an important geopolitical location, it connects the Middle East with Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent .

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