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Tajik leader Ahmad Massoud calls on the Taliban to end the fighting in Penjshir


After the call of the Afghan Scholars Council in the capital Kabul to end the conflict and “stop shedding Muslim blood”, Masud made a statement on his Facebook account.

Stating that they are in favor of a peaceful solution, Masoud said, “The National Resistance Front is ready to end the war immediately in order to achieve lasting peace if the Taliban ends their attacks and military operations in Panjshir and Andarab. We hope to continue negotiations with all sides in a broad meeting with scholars and reformists.” used the phrases.

Reminding that the majority of the people of Afghanistan are Muslims, Masoud stated that the “jihad” of the Taliban in Penjshir and its districts has no religious or humanitarian meaning.

Massoud said that if the Taliban withdraw, they would also stay away from the attack.

While the Tajik leader has not yet responded to the call of the Tajik leader, hundreds of fighters are reported to have died in the fierce clashes that have continued for the last two days in Penjshir.

The National Resistance Front, led by Massoud, negotiated with the Taliban, which it did not want to hand over the region, but the parties could not come to an agreement.

Factors complicating the operation on Penjshir

The province of Panjshir, which is about 50 kilometers from the capital Kabul, was a district before the US invasion in 2001. The majority of the region with a population of approximately 170,000 consists of Tajiks.

The Taliban forces, which spread throughout the country at the end of the 1990s, could not enter Pancşir, which showed an effective resistance under the leadership of Ahmet Shah Mesut against the occupation of the Soviet Union in the 1980s, but the Taliban forces were spread over many fronts during the said period.

The region, which consists of a series of valleys and has a total length of 120 kilometers, provides natural protection to its inhabitants as it is surrounded by thousands of meters of steep mountains. Providing entrances and exits to the valley through a passage makes military operations very difficult.

The Panjirs, who also played a role in the capture of Kabul from the Taliban in 2001, attribute de facto autonomy to themselves, as they are usually governed by a ruler from within the region.

The armed and political establishment in the region is led by Ahmed Massoud, son of Ahmet Shah Massoud, who was killed by al-Qaeda militants. The Afghan National Resistance Front made attempts by Russia and other countries to persuade the Taliban and help them, but to no avail.

. (HAS) is published on the Anadolu Agency website, in summary. ..

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