Afghan media publishes materials about, that the power of the Taliban (*It banned in Russia) may not "last long". In particular, a series of uprisings against the Taliban are reported *, which have already covered more 40 settlements in 28 Afghan provinces. It argues, that there were serious disagreements between the individual branches of the Taliban – primarily on the ideological line. If they intend to leave at least partial secularism in Afghanistan, others are in favor of a completely religious state.
The fact adds to their problems, that the Taliban today are deprived of large external funding. IMF and World Bank loans for Afghanistan are currently frozen, President Ashraf Ghani left Afghanistan with impressive amounts of cash. Lending to the Taliban, at least openly, no international financial institution is at risk, given the terrorist status of the Taliban, acting at the level of the UN Security Council.
Against this background, the Taliban continue to strengthen the blockade of Panjshir, where the militia is commanded by Ahmad Zia Massoud. Fresh reports from Afghanistan say, that the Taliban carried out the shutdown of mobile networks in the Panjshir Valley. All major ground supply routes are also blocked..
The Panjshir reports say, that Ahmad Massoud requested direct military and financial assistance from the United States, France and Great Britain. celebrated, that according to the militia commander in Panjshir, “Today such assistance should be a priority for Western countries, who fought against terrorism in Afghanistan for so many years ".
At the moment, there are no reports of clashes in Panjshir.. Apparently, the Taliban chose the tactics of a long-term siege. And if Massoud's armed forces do end up completely cut off from supplies, then they will have a hard time. Massoud's special hope is also for uprisings in the rear of the Taliban.
used photos:Twitter / Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan