South Asia and Beyond

Panjshir, The Last Bastion Standing

NEW DELHI: Amid the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan, the Taliban regaining control over territory happened in quick time. Many provinces fell like a pack of cards. But Panjshir Valley is still holding out. Former vice-president Amrullah Saleh has joined forces with the National Resistance Front spearheaded by Ahmad Massoud, the son of Afghanistan’s most famed anti-Taliban fighter late Ahmad Shah Massoud. Here’s a lowdown on the history of resistance from Panjshir.

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