Panjshir, Afghanistan’s valley of resistance, remains a challenge for the Taliban

-By Nandini Chaturvedi

The opposition chose to make Panjshir Valley its headquarters in light of the renowned history – it was never caught by the Taliban during their prior rule during the 1990s, nor by the Soviets 10 years sooner.

The stage is set for an unequivocal fight in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley, which has never been influenced quite a bit by control. The Taliban has sent many of its warriors to the area, which is at the focal point of the obstruction against the guerilla bunch.

The area is found 150 kilometres upper east of the capital Kabul and has some senior individuals from the removed government, similar to the dismissed Vice President Amrullah Saleh, ex-Defense Minister Bismillah Mohammadi and National Resistance Front’s Ahmad Massoud.

Saleh has pledged to not bow before the Taliban and has proclaimed himself as the overseer president since Ashraf Ghani escaped Afghanistan. “Talibs have massed powers close to the passageway of Panjshir a day after they got caught in trap zones of adjoining Andarab valley and scarcely went out in one piece. In the meantime, the Salang expressway is shut by the powers of the Resistance. “There are territories to stay away from”. See you,” he tweeted on Monday.

The historical backdrop of Panjshir Valley

“Panjshir” signifies five lions.

The name recognizes a legend that says, harking back to the tenth century, five siblings figured out how to contain the floodwaters. They fabricated a dam for Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni, it is said.

A large portion of the valley’s up to 150,000 occupants has a place with the Tajik ethnic gathering, while most of the Taliban are Pashtuns.

Saleh was brought into the world in the Panjshir area and was prepared there.

Panjshir Valley has never been caught The opposition chose to make Panjshir Valley its headquarters in light of the renowned history – it was never caught by the Taliban during their prior rule during the 1990s, nor by the Soviets 10 years sooner.

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