The Taliban fighters are waiting for an order to attack the Panjshir province to the northeast of Kabul, which, unlike the rest of Afghanistan, was not captured by the Taliban, a source told.
Earlier on Sunday, the Taliban gave four hours to surrender to the local resistance leader, Ahmad Masood, the son of Ahmad Shah Masood, the leader of the anti-Taliban “Northern Alliance” killed by terrorists 20 years ago. In response, Masud said that Panjshir would not be surrendered and its residents are ready for resistance, as during the Soviet military presence. According to Masood, he and his supporters “want to end the war and seek dialogue,” and the Taliban* will not last long if it continues to behave in this way. Masud also confirmed the information of the Western media, which reported that in addition to the local Tajik militia, there are military men under his command who arrived with weapons from other regions of Afghanistan, including Special Forces soldiers. Agence France-Presse reported that hundreds of Taliban are heading to Panjshir.