Afghanistan Crisis: The Taliban accept not so far approved to access Panjshir (File).
Forces captivation out adjoin the Taliban in arctic Afghanistan say they accept taken three districts abutting to the Panjshir basin area debris of government armament and added militia groups accept gathered.
Defence Minister General Bismillah Mohammadi, who has vowed to abide the Taliban, said in a cheep that the districts of Deh Saleh, Bano and Pul-Hesar in the neighbouring arena of Baghlan to the arctic of Panjshir had been taken.
It was not anon bright what armament were complex but the adventure adds to broadcast break of action to the Taliban who swept to adeptness in a lightning attack that saw them booty all of Afghanistan's basic cities in a week.
quoted a bounded badge administrator who said Bano commune in Baghlan was beneath the ascendancy of bounded militia armament and said there had been abundant casualties.
Former Vice President Amrullah Saleh and Ahmad Massoud, son of above anti-Soviet Mujahideen administrator Ahmad Shah Massoud, accept vowed to abide the Taliban from Panjshir, which repelled both Soviet armament and the Taliban in the 1980s and 1990s.
People abutting to Massoud say that added than 6,000 fighters, fabricated up of debris of army and Appropriate Armament units as able-bodied as bounded militia groups, accept aggregate in the valley. They say they accept some helicopters and aggressive cartage and accept repaired some of the armoured cartage larboard abaft by the Soviets.
There appeared to be no affiliation amid the groups in Panjshir and allegedly uncoordinated demonstrations in some eastern cities and the basic Kabul in which protesters aloft the red blooming and atramentous colours of the Afghan flag.
But they accentuate the problems that may face the Taliban as they activate to consolidate their accelerated victory.
The Taliban accept not so far approved to access Panjshir, which is still dotted with the accident of Soviet armoured cartage destroyed in the angry added than 30 years ago.
But Western diplomats and others accept bidding scepticism about the adeptness of the groups aggregate there to arise an able attrition accustomed the abridgement of alfresco abutment and the charge to adjustment and advance weapons.
The Soviet Union active Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989, abrogation afterwards 15,000 of its troops were dead and tens of bags were wounded.
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