8am: Sources added that 51 Taliban fighters have been killed or wounded in the clashes in the Chamalwarda area of Rokha district alone. Sources say that as a result of these clashes, two NRF members have been killed and another was wounded. According to sources, the Taliban are carrying the bodies of those fighters killed
Michael Hughes AOPNEWS May 21, 2022 Although intense infighting has complicated Taliban efforts to quash the resistance in northern Afghanistan, the fragmented opposition will be hard-pressed to expand nationwide without more external assistance, especially as Pakistan steps up support for the radical movement, experts told Afghan Online Press. The Taliban 2.0, in power now for
VOA News Masood Farivar April 28, 2022 With the onset of the “fighting season” in Afghanistan, small pockets of anti-Taliban resistance appear to be forming across much of the country. The development, coupled with a spike in deadly attacks by the Islamic State terrorist group, could threaten the Taliban’s hold on power eight months after
8am: The AFF sent a statement to Hasht-e Subh on Saturday, April 9, claiming their attacks were carried out last night on the Taliban bases in Parwan, Badakhshan, Kandahar, and Baghlan provinces. According to the statement, four Taliban rebels are killed and six others injured. In addition to National Resistance Front led by Ahmad Massoud,
8am: This Uzbek-affiliated powerful commander is arrested for the accusation of his cooperation with ISKP. There are reports that Uzbek and Tajik-affiliated Taliban soldiers are escaping the battleground in the northern region. They are not fighting and in most cases, they are surrendering to National Resistance Forces led by Ahmad Massoud against Taliban. Click here
Tolo News: The Russian envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, said that his country is ready to receive delegates of both Afghanistan’s authorities and opposition forces, in case they are interested. Recently Norway hosted meetings between a delegation of the Islamic Emirate and Afghan women and as well as representatives of several countries in Oslo, and
TRT World: … Taliban “have definitely not convinced Tehran and Moscow as a sure shot bankable ally,” said Kamal Alam, a non-resident senior fellow at The Atlantic Council. “This means other groups, especially NRF, remain politically very relevant.” Click here to read more (external link).
8am: Sources in the National Resistance Front (NRF) confirm that Ahmad Massoud, the leader of the front, and Salahuddin Rabbani, the leader of Jamiat-e Islami of Afghanistan, are traveling to Moscow. The purpose of the visit of the top leaders of the (NRF) to Moscow is to meet with senior Taliban officials, according to sources.
8am: Sources in Tehran have said that the plan is still in its infancy, adding that it depends on a preliminary agreement between the Taliban and the National Resistance Front. According to these sources, Iran wants to mediate talks between hostile groups “through its extensive contacts” in Afghanistan. The meeting between Ahmad Massoud, the leader
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi January 10, 2022 The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan says a delegation led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi has met with resistance leaders Ahmad Massud and Ismail Khan in Iran. “Yes, we met with Ahmad Massud, Commander Ismail Khan and other Afghans. We assured all of them that they can return