Taliban militants’ spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced Monday that the war in Afghanistan has ended after they had conquered Afghanistan’s last holdout of resistance against the country’s new rule, the Panjshir province, and said an announcement about the composition of the new government can be expected in the next few days.
The local National Resistance Front in Afghanistan (NRF) has been battling the Taliban in the area for the last two weeks under the command of Ahmad Massoud.
Calling those who rejected their rule and took up arms ‘the enemy of the people and the country’ Mujahid said they were hoping that with the conflict coming to an end, they will have a stable Afghanistan with an Islamic and accountable government to achieve this goal.
At the same time, he pointed that The Taliban movement intends to invite former Afghan military, which have been trained for the past 20 years, to join the security departments in the new government.
He also insisted that the Taliban was interested in having good relations with the world, confirming in that context that they’ve already invited several countries, including Turkey, China and Russia, to a ceremony where the composition of the new Afghan government would be announced.
Earlier on Monday, the Taliban announced that it had taken full control of the mountainous Panjshir province that is rich with resources, but the Resistance Front spokesman, Fahim Dashti, rejected their claim saying that the resistance forces have retaken Paryan district from the Taliban, who has suffered casualties in the fighting.
Dashti underlined that NRF has maintained key positions in the area and continued to fight, pointing Panjshir’s Paryan has been completely cleared of Taliban and all the aggressors were arrested or killed by the locals with support from the NRF forces, stressing a big number of those arrested are foreigners and most of them are Pakistanis.