“When we die, history will write about us, as people who stood at the end of the line for their country,” Fahim Dashty, chief spokesman for the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRFA), said in an interview with NewsMadura days ago. . , as he spoke about the group’s preparations against the Taliban in Panjshir, the last valley in Afghanistan. Mr Dashty kept his word as he fought the Taliban until his last breath.
Dashty was killed in the wildfire in Panjshir province on Sunday. According to the NRFA, Mr Dashty was killed during the day.
Dashty had turned down the offer to join the government with the Taliban, saying the armed forces are willing to die to ensure a good future for the people of the war-torn country.
.@OnReality_Check | “If we die in the resistance, that’s a victory for us, history will write about us, as people who stood for their country to the end of the line,” said Fahim Dashty, official spokesman for the National Resistance Front of #Afghanistanpic.twitter.com/CDqouJcpU0
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“If we succeed in our goals to ensure the rise of the Afghan people, to ensure a future for the people of the country, for our nation to establish a government, a system that responds to the needs of the Afghan people,” Mr Dashty told NewsMadura in an interview last week.
“If we die in the resistance, that’s a victory for us, history will write about us, as people who stood for their country to the end of the line,” he said.
Dashty had survived the suicide bombing that killed Massoud’s father, Ahmad Shah Massoud, on September 9, 2001, just days before the September 11 attacks on the United States.
He had been one of the main sources of updates from the area as the Taliban pressured opposition forces and issued a defiant series of statements on Twitter, swearing the resistance would continue.
The Afghan opposition group has now welcomed proposals from religious scholars for a negotiated settlement to end the fighting.
Ahmad Massoud, head of the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRFA), made the announcement on the group’s Facebook page.
The development comes after reports that Taliban forces had fought their way into the provincial capital of Panjshir after securing surrounding districts.
The Taliban took control of the rest of Afghanistan three weeks ago, taking power in Kabul on August 15 after the western-backed government fell and President Ashraf Ghani fled the country.
With reports from agencies