Taliban rest in village near Panjshir valley during clashes with resistance soldiers

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Taliban fighters were seen resting in a village south of Panjshir province which is the last holdout of the resistance movement in Afghanistan.

Footage shows the militants lying down and relaxing next to a river in Golbahar village on September 5 as Taliban forces continue to besiege the resistance bastion.

Skirmishes were reported over the weekend between the Taliban and the National Resistance Front (NRF) led by Ahmad Massoud, son of the famed mujahideen commander Ahmad Shah Massoud who also opposed the Taliban decades ago. Both sides have claimed they are gaining the upper hand in the clashes.

Massoud on Sunday said the NRF was open to negotiations with the Taliban, stipulating that a ceasefire be declared. He said: ‘The NRF in principle agree to solve the current problems and put an immediate end to the fighting and continue negotiations for talks to move forward.’

‘To reach a lasting peace, the NRF is ready to stop fighting on condition that Taliban also stop their attacks and military movements on Panjshir and Andarab.’