Days after intense battle, the Taliban claimed to have conquered the Panjshir valley by killing top Resistance Force commanders on Monday.
Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah took to Twitter and announced, "The last stronghold of the mercenary enemy, Panjshir province, was completely conquered."
Zabihullah's another tweet read, "Panjshir province was completely conquered and came under the control of the Islamic Emirate. Many Panjshir resistance force members were killed while the dignified have fled the valley. "
The statement ends by claiming that the war in Afghanistan has ended.
"With these recent victories and efforts, our country has completely come out of the vortex of war, and our people will have a peaceful and happy life in the atmosphere of freedom, independence, and prosperity", the Taliban statement read.
Earlier during the day, the Taliban had killed two significant members of the National Resistance Force.
Fahim Dashty, who was leading a resistance movement to the Taliban and was also the spokesperson of Ahmad Massoud, was killed during fighting with the Taliban in Panjshir. Also, another senior member of their group, General Abdul Wudod Zara has been killed during the standoff.