Afghanistan: Resistance leader states available to peace talks with Taliban

The province is the most prominent example of resistance to Taliban rule in Afghanistan

The province is the most popular example of resistance to Taliban guideline in Afghanistan

The leader of the Afghan resistance group waging an extreme fight versus the Taliban in the Panjshir Valley has actually stated he is open to go into peace talks.

Ahmad Massoud stated he supported a strategy, advanced by spiritual clerics, for a worked out settlement, and gotten in touch with the Taliban to end their offensive.

Earlier, reports recommended the Taliban had actually quickly made headway in Panjshir.

The province, north of the capital Kabul, is the most popular example of resistance to Taliban guideline.

The Islamist group took control of the rest of Afghanistan 3 weeks earlier, taking power in Kabul on 15 August following the collapse of the Western- backed federal government.

In a post on Facebook, Mr Massoud stated the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRF, that includes previous Afghan security force members and regional militias, would be prepared to stop combating if the Taliban stopped their attacks.

There was no instant action from the Taliban.

Panjshir, a rugged mountain valley, is house to in between 150,000 and 200,000 individuals. It was a centre of resistance when Afghanistan was under Soviet profession in the 1980s and throughout the Taliban’s previous duration of guideline, in between 1996 and 2001.

The NRF stated its representative Fahim Dashti and a leader, Gen Abdul Wudod Zara, had actually been eliminated in the dispute, while a popular Taliban basic and 13 bodyguards had likewise passed away.

Earlier, the Taliban stated their forces were now in the provincial capital, Bazarak, where they caused “numerous casualties”, though this was contested by the NRF.

Meanwhile in Kabul, UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths satisfied Taliban leaders and prompted them to secure all civilians, specifically ladies, women and minorities. He was visualized with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, among the creators of the Taliban motion.

A UN representative stated the Taliban leaders had actually provided a dedication to permit humanitarian access to all individuals in requirement and to ensure flexibility of motion for all humanitarian employees, both males and females.

According to the UN, 18 million Afghans, almost half of the population, need humanitarian support.

Also on Sunday, the Taliban offered more information of how partition of the sexes will be enacted in universities. In a substantial file, the brand-new authorities stated males and females need to be separated, if needed by a drape.

Ideally, ladies will be taught by ladies however if none are offered then “old men” of great character can action in, AFP news company reported. Female trainees need to use an abaya, or bathrobe, and niqab, or face veil.

Since taking power, the Taliban have actually looked for to represent themselves as more tolerant, however occurrences of cruelty and repression are still being reported in parts ofAfghanistan On Saturday, Taliban authorities separated a presentation by lots of ladies in Kabul requiring rights.

Human rights groups have actually likewise recorded vengeance killings, detentions and persecution of spiritual minorities. The Taliban have actually stated formally that they will not look for retribution versus those who worked for the previous federal government.

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Afghanistan: Resistance leader states available to peace talks with Taliban