Conflict : With the claim of possession of Panjshir, Taliban occupy entire Afghanistan
After the insurgents' claim of possession of Panjshir, the last stronghold of the Taliban, now the whole of Afghanistan is controlled by the Taliban. The Taliban said a new government would be formed soon. Earlier in the morning, the Taliban released a video of the Taliban flag being hoisted at the provincial governor's house in Panjshir, claiming that it had captured the entire Panjshir.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said Ahmed Masood, who heads the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRFA), and former Vice President Amrullah Saleh have fled to neighboring Tajikistan. Masood has said in his Twitter message that he is safe but did not give any other details. Masood said that the Taliban's claim of victory is false and our war is on. He appealed to the people to revolt against the Taliban throughout Afghanistan.
It has been said in the media report that the Taliban got a lot of help from Pakistan's Air Force and drones in controlling Panjshir. Taliban fighters captured eight districts of Panjshir overnight. It is noteworthy that on Saturday itself, ISI Chief Faiz Hameed reached Kabul and got involved in the operation with the Taliban. Panjshir was finally captured by the Taliban after the heavy bombing on Sunday. Former Vice President Saleh is said to have fled to Tajikistan after the airstrike.
Country out of war: Taliban
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said that the last fort of opposition to the Taliban in Afghanistan has also been conquered. The country has finally come out of the vortex of war. Our people will get a happy life of peace and freedom. Mujahid assured the people of Panjshir that they would not be discriminated against.
Invitation sent to six countries for government formation ceremony
The Taliban is now preparing for government formation in Afghanistan. The Taliban have sent invitations to China, Pakistan, Turkey, Qatar, Russia, and Iran to attend the event. Despite repeated claims to improve ties with India, however, it has not sent the invitation. The Taliban sent an invitation to attend the ceremony after gaining control of Panjshir.
No country including Pakistan is allowed to interfere
The Taliban has bluntly said that it will not allow any country, including Pakistan, to interfere in the internal affairs of Afghanistan. Meanwhile, he has confirmed the meeting of Pakistani intelligence agency ISI chief Faiz Hameed with his leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. In fact, the question of interference in Afghanistan's internal affairs has arisen after Hameed's sudden arrival in Kabul last week under an unannounced program. Hameed is the first foreign high official to visit Kabul after the Taliban took over Afghanistan, Khama News said.
PM Modi holds high-level meeting on Afghanistan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a high-level meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to review the current situation in Afghanistan. The meeting, which took place at the prime minister's residence on Monday, was called after the Taliban announced complete control of Afghanistan. The possible cooperation of the Taliban with China and Pakistan is being considered a cause of concern for India.