Taliban Announces Captured Territories in Panjshir
The Taliban movement continued to expand its control on Key assets in Afghanistan and announced that its forces have captured several territories including the state of Panjshir plus 4 checkpoints.
A Taliban spokesman has announced that the movement’s forces have captured several territories in the state of Panjshir and 4 checkpoints.
The Pentagon has asserted that the United States does not intend to assist the anti-Taliban forces in the Panjshir province in Afghanistan.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby confirmed in a press conference that the United States mission in Afghanistan is over, adding that "Washington has kept its right to launch counter-terrorism strikes from abroad in case there is a need to respond to threats to US interests and territories".
Furthermore, Afghan media has reported about clashes erupting between Taliban and opposition fighters at the gates of Panjshir province northeast of Kabul, with the Afghan opposition tweeting assertions that Al-Qaeda has joined the Taliban forces.
Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen disclosed that Beijing informed the movement of its intentions to keep its embassy in Kabul.
Shahin: Chinese afghan relations will strengthenShahin tweeted that the Deputy Director of the movement political bureau Abdul Salam Hanafi discussed with the Deputy Foreign Minister of The People's Republic of China the current situation of the country and future relations.
1/3— Suhail Shaheen. محمد سهیل شاهین (@suhailshaheen1) September 2, 2021
Abdul Salam Hanafi, Deputy Director, PO held a phone conversation with Wu Jianghao, Deputy Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China. Both sides discussed the ongoing situation of the country and future relations. The Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister said that
Shahin Stressed that "the Sino-Afghan relations will strengthen in the coming period, with the possibility of Kabul playing a central role in the security and development in the region."
The Taliban spokesman proclaimed today that the government's announcement has been postponed for "technical reasons", noting that "it will be announced in the near future.
A senior Afghan source told "Reuters" on Friday that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, head of the movement's political bureau, will lead the new government in Afghanistan. She added that Mullah Muhammad Yaqoub, the son of the late founder of the movement, Mullah Omar, and Sher Muhammad Abbas Stanikzai will hold prominent positions in the next government.
While the "Taliban" had revealed earlier that it would announce the ceremony of the new government in the presidential palace in Kabul.
The United States, the European Union, and others questioned the Taliban's reassurances, saying that official recognition of the new government and the economic assistance that would result from it was "dependent on actions".