Anti-Taliban resistance group ready to fight

87

An anti-Taliban resistance group in Afghanistan says it has thousands of people ready to fight.

Head of foreign relations for the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan, Ali Nazary, told newsmen they want to pursue peaceful negotiations.

But he added that if the peaceful negotiations fail, then the group is not going to accept any sort of aggression.

Meanwhile, the Taliban say they have surrounded the group’s Panjshir valley stronghold and put them under siege.

Resistance figures have also said the Taliban are now advancing in the region, northeast of the capital Kabul.

Amrullah Saleh, who was vice-president in the government ousted by the Taliban and is now based in Panjshir, tweeted that the Taliban had massed forces near the entrance to the valley.