In a massive offensive which began after remnants of the US backed government and military were fighting a desperate battle, the Taliban have declared victory and apparently seized control of the Panjshir district in Afghanistan. This final stronghold falling means that the organized resistance, what little there was, has essentially been eradicated and the Chinese backed government in Kabul can begin to consolidate its hold on the nation.
The Taliban took control of Bazarak and Panjshir province is under its control. Video of the Taliban raising its banner over the Bazarak district center. pic.twitter.com/AimalwgtnF— Bill Roggio (@billroggio) September 6, 2021
From the Arab News this morning:
Taliban say they took Panjshir, last holdout Afghan province
The Taliban said on Monday they have taken control of Panjshir province north of Kabul, the last holdout of anti-Taliban forces in the country and the only province the Taliban had not seized during their blitz across Afghanistan last month.
Thousands of Taliban fighters overran eight districts of Panjshir overnight, according to witnesses from the area who spoke on condition of anonymity, fearing for their safety. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid issued a statement, saying Panjshir was now under the control of Taliban fighters.
“We tried our best to solve the problem through negotiations, and they rejected talks and then we had to send our forces to fight,” Mujahid later told a press conference in Kabul.
Pictures on social media showed Taliban members standing in front of the gate of the Panjshir provincial governor’s compound.
There was no immediate word from Ahmad Massoud, the leader of the opposition group resisting Taliban forces.
The previous bloviation that the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff General Milley about an Afghan Civil War now seems not only unlikely, but somewhat in the future once the Chinese military occupies Bagram and begins construction of their 5 Nations railroad and pipeline through Afghanistan.
The hostage crisis has just begun and with an estimated $9 billion in Afghan assets locked down by the administration, odds are Biden will have to pay for their freedom or watch horrifying scenes of show trials and executions. While most military experts said this was avoidable, the Biden regime seems to thrive on chaos and indecision, ignoring anyone who advocates for global stability.
President Joe Biden’s failure in Afghanistan is now complete, welcome to 1979 redux.