The opposition forces have dealt a big blow to the Taliban, who are dreaming of ruling Afghanistan. In Baghlan province, local rival groups have recaptured the Banu and Pol-e-Hesar districts. They are now moving fast towards Deh Salah district. It is being told that many Taliban fighters have been killed in this fight and many more have been injured.
Rebels moving towards other districts
Afghanistan’s local news agency Ashwaka has reported that local insurgent groups have liberated Pol-e-Hesar, Deh Salah and Bano districts from Taliban control. A local journalist in Baghlan reported that several Taliban fighters were killed in the fighting. On the other hand, Taliban fighters are frightened by the increasing strength of the local people.
Because of this the Taliban weakened!
It is being told that many top terrorist commanders are currently camping in Kabul to come in the eyes of the top leadership of the Taliban, who are in the tug of war to form the government. Due to this the Taliban’s hold at the local level has also weakened. Local rebel groups are taking advantage of this. If the insurgent groups continue to carry out such attacks, then the problems for the Taliban may increase.
Anti-Taliban fighters gathering in Panjshir
Panjshir is the only province in Afghanistan that the Taliban has not been able to capture till date. Surrounded by hills on all sides, this province is also seen raising the voice of rebellion against the Taliban. Afghanistan’s Vice President Amrullah Saleh, Ahmed Shah Masood’s son Ahmed Masood and former Balkh province governor Ata Muhammad Noor are leading the rebels. Amrullah Saleh has declared himself the acting President of Afghanistan.
The fire of public anger is spreading
The Taliban flag on a minaret in Jalalabad was taken down on Wednesday. In its place, the flag of Afghanistan was hoisted. This was a major step of protest in which local people took to the streets demanding that the Afghan flag be hoisted instead of the Taliban flag at the offices. However, it had a painful ending and the protesters were fired upon. About 3 people are reported to have died in the incident, but the big thing is that the agitation did not end here. There were also reports of fire reaching Khost in Jalalabad where similar protests were witnessed.
Could become a big headache for Taliban
On the one hand, President Ashraf Ghani fled the country after the Taliban’s capture of Kabul. At the same time, Vice President Amrullah Saleh went to his stronghold i.e. Panjshir province. A picture of him has also come in which Saleh is seen sitting and talking with many people. It is believed that the flag of insurgency against the Taliban can be raised from here. The Northern Alliance has been waging war against the Taliban since its inception. In such a situation, now Amrullah Saleh can take the place of his commander Ahmed Shah Masood.
Rebels celebrating after victory (Photo: @ghulamabbasshah)