The Afghan National Resistance Front announced on Monday that another high-ranking member of their group, General Abdul Wudod Zara, had been killed during the standoff between the rebels and the Taliban.
General Wudod was the nephew of Panjshir resistance leader Ahmad Massoud. Some reports also claim Amrullah Saleh moved to a safe place after a helicopter attacked his home, Samaa News reported.
The developments came shortly after Afghan resistance fighter spokesman Fahim Dashti was reported dead by several Afghan media outlets.
“Unfortunately, the National Resistance of Afghanistan has today lost two companions in the holy resistance against oppression and aggression. NRF spokesman Mr. Fahim Dashty, and General Abdul Wudod Zara were tortured. May their memory be eternal,” the Afghan Resistance Front quoted as saying. as said by the Samaa News.
A day earlier, Ahmad Massoud, the leader of the resistance forces in Afghanistan’s northeastern Panjshir province, said resistance forces are ready to end the fighting and begin negotiations if the Taliban leave the province, Sputnik reported Sunday.
The Panjshir Valley is located in the Hindu Kush Mountains, about 90 miles north of Kabul. The Taliban have been unable to hold back this major resistance after rolling over pro-government forces in a matter of months. The war over Panjshir province escalated from Friday evening.
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