Representatives of the militia of Ahmad Massoud continue to state that, that Panjshir is not lost by them. Today's bulletins say, that the leaders of the Afghan National Resistance Front FANR, including Massoud and Vice President of Afghanistan Saleh, are located "in a quiet place in the Panjshir Valley". At the same time, for the umpteenth time, the militia of Ahmad Masud is trying to remind, "How successfully the forces of Masud Sr. acted against the Soviet troops in Panjshir in the 1980s".
From the FANR report circulated today:
We continue to resist the Taliban (*a terrorist group banned in Russia). Our leaders are with us. All statements about, that they left Afghanistan, are false. We are fighting a guerrilla war. Remember, Russians entered Panjshir 9 time, but they could not hold him.
It is important to note the change in the rhetoric of the representatives of the forces of Ahmad Massoud. If they previously stated, that "Soviet troops were never able to take Panjshir", then now we are talking about, what could you take (and the taking really was, more than one), but could not eventually keep.
Such a change in send is connected with the fact, that FANR predicts the loss of control of the Panjshir Valley by the Taliban *.
Retaining Panjshir was really difficult for the Soviet army, as they had to rely on the Afghan armed forces and the Afghan "administration". And how the Afghan Armed Forces know how to fight, well known, even in the last example – with the withdrawal of the US Army from Afghanistan. After the capture of the Panjshir Gorge by our troops, control was mainly transferred to local, but in the end the militants came down from the mountains, fostered by Western intelligence services, and Panjshir passed into their hands again.
earlier it was reported, that the militias of Massoud recaptured the city of Roha from the Taliban * (Rukha) southwest of the Panjshir capital, Bazarak. However, FANR does not show any footage from Ruha.. The Taliban say, that "Masood is spreading empty rumors".
used photos:Twitter / Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan