The Taliban has up to now denied widespread preventing, saying it has established management of your complete nation.
The Taliban says it has killed 40 members of a insurgent power, together with 4 commanders, within the northern Afghanistan province of Panjshir.
The Taliban proclaimed victory over the province in September 2021, weeks after it took over the capital, Kabul, as international forces withdrew.
Resistance teams have since stated they’ve been finishing up operations within the space and clashing with Taliban fighters.
The Taliban has up to now denied widespread preventing, saying it has established control of your complete nation.
“Attributable to a clearance operation towards rebels in Rekha, Dara and Afshar (areas) of Panjshir province, 40 have been killed together with 4 commanders and 100 extra have been arrested,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated in a tweet on Tuesday.
The Nationwide Resistance Entrance (NRF), a bunch opposing the Taliban which has up to now claimed exercise within the space, stated the Taliban was exaggerating the variety of fighters killed.
“We refute the numbers. They’ve inflated the numbers,” Ali Nazary, head of NRF’s international relations, informed the AFP information company.
“Solely a small group of our forces have been captured and killed by the Taliban. Our forces fought fiercely until the final bullet.”
The NRF was the final to carry out towards the Taliban’s takeover of the nation in August final 12 months by retreating to the valley.
Headed by the son of insurgent chief Ahmad Shah Massoud, NRF forces in Could introduced an offensive towards the Taliban – their first for the reason that group seized energy.
Positioned simply north of the capital, Kabul, the scenic Panjshir is among the smallest of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces.
It performed a essential function within the resistance towards Soviet occupation within the Nineteen Eighties and was the centre of resistance towards the Taliban when it dominated Afghanistan from to 1996 to 2001.