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Afghanistan: All eyes on new Taliban govt now

Fierce preventing is occurring between Taliban troopers and Northern Alliance resistance forces in Afghanistan’s Panjshir valley. Though the Taliban has claimed that Panjshir has fallen, the resistance power leaders have rejected the declare. The Taliban is making a last-ditch try to occupy the final province but to fall to its fighters.

Meanwhile, in Kabul, the long-awaited announcement of the Taliban authorities on Friday was postponed with stories that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar goes to guide the federal government. Taliban’s Ministry of Culture had put up huge hoardings in Kabul and different cities concerning the formation of a brand new authorities on Friday, however this didn’t materialize on the finish of the day.

In my prime time present ‘Aaj Ki Baat’ on Friday evening, we confirmed movies of fierce preventing occurring between Taliban and resistance forces in Panjshir valley. There are stories of the Taliban going through heavy casualties. There was the nightlong firing of mortars, machine weapons and rocket launchers within the valley, with lots of of households fleeing to safer locations. The resistance power led by Ahmed Massoud has claimed that it has killed greater than 500 Taliban fighters. On the opposite hand, the Taliban has laid siege to all the space with tanks, armoured autos and mortars and has minimize off all provide strains to the valley.

Taliban has occupied 33 out of all 34 provinces of Afghanistan, with Panjshir valley being the exception. The resistance power fighters are utilizing a number of rocket launchers inflicting heavy casualties on the Taliban. Unverified sources reported Taliban casualties at greater than 450, with a number of Taliban fighters captured by the rebels.

Taliban is utilizing US-made tanks, artillery and rocket launchers, whereas Massoud’s males are replying with BM4 collection rocket launchers and heavy machine weapons. Fighting is occurring in Parwan province, which lies to the west of Panjshir province. Parwan province has ten districts whereas the city of Charikar is the provincial capital. This 6,000 sq km space has a inhabitants of roughly 7.5 lakhs, out of which many have fled on account of preventing. Charikar was captured in mid-August by the Taliban, however Masooud’s fighters entered the provincial capital and eliminated the Taliban’s white flag. The well-known Bagram airbase, which was once the headquarter of the US military, is in Parwan province. It lies to the north of Kabul.

Taliban fighters declare they’ve regained management over 20 per cent of Panjshir province and try to put siege to Shutul and Parwan. Resistance forces have mentioned that the declare of laying siege is fake, as scores of Taliban fighters have been killed by rebels. The resistance power claimed to have killed 357 Taliban fighters and maimed 290 others. In a nutshell, the preventing at this second is centred round Shutul and Parwan.

While the Taliban claims that it has occupied 12 outposts together with Shutul, the National Resistance Force led by Ahmed Massoud has rejected the declare. Resistance leaders say that the Taliban is but to enter Panjshir valley.

Resistance commanders posted photos of their fighters destroying a Taliban armoured car and capturing a Taliban tank. They claimed that when Taliban forces entered Jabal Shiraj hills and had been making an attempt to enter Shutul district, the resistance power utterly neutralized them. Hundreds of Taliban fighters fled abandoning their tanks and armoured autos. More than 40 our bodies of Taliban fighters are mendacity unclaimed. Taliban have requested native elders to permit them to remove the our bodies of their fighters.

Meanwhile, resistance power chief Amrullah Saleh has appealed to the UN to intervene. He alleged that the Taliban was committing conflict crimes by utilizing outdated males, ladies and youngsters as human shields to cross the mines-laden areas of their bid to enter Panjshir valley. He additionally alleged that the Taliban has blocked medical groups from coming into the valley.

The Panjshir valley lies ensconced, surrounded by 10,000 toes excessive mountains from all sides. It is taken into account a demise lure for any invader. Massoud’s fighters are manning the hilltops holding an in depth watch on the Taliban motion. There are 21 sub-valleys and on every such route, resistance fighters are holding watch on the Taliban.

Taliban is providing a dialogue to resistance leaders as a result of Panjshir valley is near Bagram airbase and Kabul. It could possibly be a thorn within the neck for the Taliban authorities in future. But Amrullah Saleh and Ahmed Massoud have dominated out dialogue. They have demanded proportional illustration for Tajiks in authorities, which Taliban leaders have rejected. Massoud has vowed to battle until his final blood.

Meanwhile, in Kabul, the announcement of the Taliban authorities is being delayed due to infighting over portfolios. The Rehbar Shoora (steering group) of Taliban goes to determine concerning the portfolios on Saturday. The image will turn into clearer after the stress in Panjshir valley subsides.

Though the resistance power fighters have an higher hand in Panjshir valley in the meanwhile, the Taliban has snapped off all meals provides, electrical energy and web to Panjshir valley with the intention to subdue the rebels. Amrullah Saleh has alleged Taliban is resorting to inhuman measures like ravenous the civilian inhabitants in Panjshir valley. Taliban unfold the false information that Saleh has fled, however the resistance chief instantly tweeted to say that the lions are nonetheless there and shall stay there.

For the Taliban, not solely authorities formation but additionally governance goes to turn into an enormous headache. With international funds for the Afghan central financial institution switched off by IMF and World Bank, the nation is now watching meals scarcity and hunger on account of drought and monetary disaster. The beleaguered Taliban management has sought monetary assist from China, which is able to oblige as a result of it’s eyeing a strategic territory in South Asia. China, too, desperately wants assist from Taliban leaders in quelling the insurgency by Uyghur separatists in Muslim-majority Xinjiang province. The East Turkestan rebels are demanding independence from China in Xinjiang.

China additionally has its eyes on Afghanistan’s huge mineral wealth and the prized asset known as Bagram airbase. If China positive factors management over Bagram, it may spell hazard for India’s safety. China is amongst a couple of nations which have stored their embassies open in Kabul. The Chinese authorities is sustaining shut contact with Taliban leaders, and one shouldn’t be stunned if China turns into the primary nation to provide recognition to the brand new Taliban authorities when it’s introduced.

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