Afghanistan: Taliban, Resistance Forces In Fierce Fight As Talks Fail

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 1,813 total views Taliban fighters and anti-Taliban resistance forces based in the Panjshir valley engaged in fierce fiting after talks between the two sides failed to resolve their differences. A resistance spokesman claimed that a Taliban offensive was repulsed with the Taliban suffering heavy losses. The resistance is led by Ahmad Masood, son of well-known anti-Taliban resistance leader from the 1990s, Ahmad Shah Masood. The elder Masood, who led the Northern Alliance against the Taliban, was killed by al-Qaida militants posing as journalists just before the September 11, 2001, attacks on…

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