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Resistance leader's nephew General Abdul Wudod Zara killed in Panjshir province: Report

As per various media reports, the Afghan Resistance Front informed that the National Resistance of Afghanistan lost two companions in the holy resistance against oppression and aggression.

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Kabul, First Published Sep 6, 2021, 11:32 AM IST
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The Afghan National Resistance Front said on Monday that another top member of their organisation, General Abdul Wudod Zara, had been slain in the stalemate between rebel troops and the Taliban. General Wudod was Ahmad Massoud, the Panjshir rebel leader's nephew. According to other regional news outlets, Amrullah Saleh has relocated to a safe location after a helicopter struck his residence. Several Afghan media sites claimed that Afghan resistance force spokesperson Fahim Dashti had been murdered.

As per various media reports, the Afghan Resistance Front informed that the National Resistance of Afghanistan lost two companions in the holy resistance against oppression and aggression. According to the front, Fahim Dashty, NRF spokeswoman, and General Abdul Wudod Zara were also slain.

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Meanwhile, Sputnik reported that Ahmad Massoud, the commander of the resistance forces in Afghanistan's northeastern province of Panjshir, said the resistance forces are ready to stop fighting and begin discussions provided the Taliban leave the region. The Panjshir Valley is located around 90 miles north of Kabul in the Hindu Kush mountains. The Taliban were unable to take this major resistance stronghold despite steamrolling through pro-government soldiers in a matter of months. On Friday night, the fighting over Panjshir province began.

Meanwhile, the Taliban said Monday that they had conquered Afghanistan's final pocket of resistance, the Panjshir Valley, as the senior US ambassador flew to Qatar to deal with the fallout from the chaotic American pullout. Soon after, the National Resistance Front (NRF), a coalition of anti-Taliban militias and former Afghan security personnel, declared that the struggle against the Taliban in Panjshir Valley "would continue." Following their lightning-fast destruction of Afghanistan's army last month – and the jubilation when the final US troops flew out after 20 years of war – the Taliban shifted their attention to crushing the forces defending the steep Panjshir Valley.

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