Afghan Opposition Agrees to Ceasefire Negotiations in Panjshir
Afghan opposition leader Ahmad Massoud welcomes the proposal of the "Ulema Council" to hold ceasefire negotiations in Panjshir.
Ahmad Masoud, the Afghan opposition's leader, praised the "Ulema Council's" suggestion to conduct talks to cease the conflict in Panjshir on the condition that the Taliban withdraw from the province.
In a Facebook post, he articulated that the opposition has no problem ending the fighting and will continue negotiations, provided that the Taliban end their attacks and military movements in Panjshir and Andarab, a neighboring district in the Baghlan Province.
According to Afghan media, the "Ulema Council," which is made up of clerics, had previously urged the Taliban to accept negotiations for a peaceful settlement in order to end the violence in Panjshir.
In a similar context, the US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley announced that Afghanistan will "likely" erupt in civil war, warning of the resurgence of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and other terrorist groups in the country.
On Saturday, the Taliban delayed once again the announcing of its new government, the makeup of which may provide insight into the coming years in Afghanistan.
The situation in Panjshir, one of the last strongholds of the armed opposition to the Taliban, could explain the delay in forming the new government, which was scheduled to be unveiled last Friday.
On Saturday, Al Mayadeen sources reported that battles in Panjshir province are continuing between the Taliban and Afghan resistance forces on three different fronts.