Fighting for entire Afghan, not just Panjshir: Ahmad Massoud's Spokesperson

He, however, said no deal had been made yet with the Taliban and negotiations were on.

In a latest development, the spokesperson of Ahmad Massoud, who is currently heading a resistance movement to the Taliban, said they aren't only fighting for Panjshir, but whole Afghanistan.

"We are fighting for the whole of Afghanistan and not just for one province. We are concerned about the rights of Afghans, of women, of minorities. The Taliban has to assure equality and rights," Fahim Dashty said

He, however, said no deal had been made yet with the Taliban and negotiations were on. Panjshir is the only province of Afghan that has not yet fallen to the Taliban.

Ahmad Massoud, the legendary Afghan rebel commander Ahmad Shah Massoud's son, is in Panjshir valley with former vice-president Amrullah Saleh.

Meanwhile, all roads heading toward the Panjshir Valley are dominated by fiercely patriotic Tajik fighters, who were grown up on Massoud's father's learnings.

Earlier on Wednesday, Commander Ameer Akmal of the Popular Resistance Front in Panjshir said that they were ready for a war with the Taliban as they are equipped with all the facilities.

"Most of those who have joined the Popular Resistance Front are young people, soldiers and former jihadi commanders who do not accept captivity and want a comprehensive and acceptable system for all. We have all the facilities for war and military, and we are ready against the Taliban from any gate, peace or war," he said.

On the other hand, the Taliban and the Northern Alliance have agreed not to attack each other. A peace agreement will be announced during a press conference by the Taliban and Northern Alliance leaders.

India Scanner News Network

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