- Challenge to Taliban from the beautiful valley of Panjshir
- Taliban has not yet been able to capture this valley
- Even the Soviet Union and America could never control it
Conquering the Panjshir Valley has been difficult for the Taliban. It has been a province that the Taliban has not yet been able to capture. Amrullah Saleh, who has declared himself President, also comes from here. The province is said to serve as a stronghold for resistance against the Taliban.
To counter the Taliban, the same group, the Northern Coalition of Panjshir, was once again remembered, which had acted as the country’s shield in the 1970s and 80s. The same northern alliance seems to be coming to the fore once again. First Vice President Amrullah Saleh declared the war to continue. After this, Ahmed Masood has also challenged from Panjshir Valley.
- What is the history of this valley?
Panjshir Ghati means valley of five lions. Its name is associated with a legend. In the 10th century, five brothers are believed to have managed to control the flood waters. He built a dam for Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni, it is said. Since then it is called Panjshir Valley.
- Since when is the challenge to the Taliban?
The Panjshir Valley is located north of Kabul in the Hindu Kush. The region was a stronghold of resistance against the Soviet Union in the 1980s and then the Taliban in the 1990s. More than 1.5 lakh people live in this valley. Amrullah Saleh was born in Panjshir province and trained there. No one could ever conquer this region. Neither the Soviet Union, nor the US, nor the Taliban could ever control the region.
- Why haven’t you attacked yet?
The Taliban have not yet attacked Panjshir. Experts believe that the Panjshir valley is at such a place that makes it a natural fort and it is said to be a major reason for not being attacked.
- Is it still challenging?
This valley is also known as the Northern Alliance. This alliance was a coalition of rebel groups opposing the Taliban rule in Kabul from 1996 to 2001. Once again this alliance has become active in conducting resistance against the Taliban. It is being said that Saleh, who fought the Taliban, is also in this valley.