Intense conflict is still going on in the Panjshir Valley of Afghanistan between the Taliban and rival Afghan factions. Several reports have claimed that Rohullah Saleh, the elder brother of former Vice President Amrullah Saleh, has been killed.
Kabul: Intense conflict is still going on in the Panjshir Valley of Afghanistan between the Taliban and rival Afghan factions. Several reports have claimed that Rohullah Saleh, the elder brother of former Vice President Amrullah Saleh, has been killed.
He died on his way from Panjshir to Kabul. Reports say that he has been identified as Amarullah Saleh's brother. The Taliban tortured him.
The report comes as a picture surface of a Taliban fighter sitting at the same spot from where Amarullah Saleh issued a video statement saying he was still in Panjshir was circulated on social media that the Taliban had attacked the library at that place. Amrullah Saleh's brother was captured at the same spot where he was previously residing.
Although the Taliban had claimed victory at Panjshir on several occasions in the past, there was ongoing conflict between the Taliban and the Northern Resistance Front. Reports said the Resistance Front gave the Panjshir families three days to leave the province as they prepared for another round of fighting. The Taliban have also reportedly agreed to allow safe passage to residents of Panjshir.
Last Sunday, Faheem Dashti, a former spokesperson of the National Resistance Front, was assassinated. People are leaving from Panjshir after the fighting intensified for the last few days. Those who fled to Kabul told Tolo News that people in Panjshir would starve because the Taliban blocked all humanitarian aid in the province.
Amid reports that Amrullah Saleh, the former Vice President of Afghanistan and leader of the Panjshir resistance, had fled the country, Saleh recently released a video from Panjshir claiming that he was there and did not flee.
On Wednesday, a day after the Taliban announced an interim government, the ousted Afghan government ambassador to Tajikistan confirmed that both Masood and Amrullah Saleh were in Afghanistan and not Tajikistan as claimed by the Taliban.