Panjshir has long been a focal point for resistance in Afghanistan. Under the late opposition commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, the region repelled both the Soviet forces and the Taliban.
After the fall of Kabul on August 15, Panjshir province remained the only defiant holdout where resistance forces led by Ahamd Masoud, the son of late former Afghan guerrilla commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, were fighting the Taliban.
Anaamullah Samangani, a member of the Taliban's Cultural Commission, said Taliban forces have captured all parts of Panjshir and that the resistance forces are not there in any public way, the report said.
Some reports quoted a CENTCOM source saying that the Pakistani military was assisting the Taliban offensive in Panjshir with 27 helicopters full of Pakistani Special Forces.
Panjshir province had remained the only defiant holdout where resistance forces led by Ahamd Masoud, the son of late former Afghan guerrilla commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, were fighting the Taliban.
The Taliban on Monday said they have taken control of Panjshir province north of Kabul, the Afghan capital. The province was the last holdout of anti-Taliban forces in the country and the only province the Taliban had not seized during their sweep last month. Watch all the important updates in Aaj Ki Baat with Rajat Sharma on India TV.
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The leader added that the people in the country and the international community should come together to fight the Taliban.
Earlier today, the Taliban had announced that Panjshir became the last Afghan province to fall under the control of the Taliban.
On Sunday too, the Taliban had said they have taken control of all districts in Panjshir province, a claim that was denied by resistance forces. Deputy head of the Taliban's cultural affairs commission Ahmadullah Wasiq had said fighting between Taliban fighters and the resistance front was ongoing in central Panjshir.
On Sunday too, the Taliban had said they have taken control of all districts in Panjshir province, a claim that was denied by resistance forces.
Resistance forces holed up in the Panjshir Valley against the Taliban have called for a ceasefire. There are reports that Resistance forces leaders have suffered heavy losses at the weekend. The National Resistance Front said that it has proposed the Taliban stop its military operations in Panjshir and withdraw its forces. "In return, we will direct our forces to refrain from military action," it said
The Panjshir Valley is the last region not under Taliban control following their stunning blitz across Afghanistan.
The Panjshir Valley lies in the Hindu Kush mountains, approximately 90 miles north of Kabul. The Taliban have been unable to take this major holdout of resistance after steamrolling across pro-government troops in a matter of months.
About 600 Taliban have been killed in Panjshir, reports stated on Saturday, citing the Afghan resistance forces.
A Taliban source said fighting was continuing in Panjshir but the advance had been slowed by landmines placed on the road to the capital Bazarak and the provincial governor's compound.
One of the resistance leaders in the valley, Amrullah Saleh, dismissed reports that the Taliban has captured it as "baseless". But he admitted conditions are difficult, with the Taliban closing phone, Internet and electricity lines.
Afghan resistance forces based in Panjshir have denied the Taliban's claim against the siege of the Shutul district of the province.
On Friday, the Taliban have claimed advances in Panjshir as they captured the centre of Shutul district along with 11 outposts held by opposition forces.
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