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Anti-Taliban under heavy assault

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AFP/Daily Express, 4 September 2021

The new agency quotes from AAN’s Martine van Bijlert recent report about the anti-Taleban resistance in th Panjshir:

But the conflict appears to be escalating, Martine van Bijlert, of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, warned. “Taliban forces have been massing around the entrance to the valley but have been hit in ambushes and have sustained casualties,” Van Bijlert wrote in a recent analysis.“Whereas both sides mainly seemed to be trying to hurt each other in order to strengthen their hand in negotiations, without starting an all-out battle, according to the latest reports, the Taliban are now summoning forces from other provinces.”