On Sunday, the head of the Afghan opposition party resisting Taliban fighters in the Panjshir valley located on the north side of Kabul described that he met with offers from religious scholars to end this fight.
The head of NRFA (National Resistance Front of Afghanistan), Ahmad Massoud, declared on the official Facebook page of the group. Ahead of this, the Taliban fighters stated that they had skirmished their way into the provincial capital of Panjshir after getting into the neighboring districts.
The Taliban had acquired the rest of the country around 3 weeks ago, getting on the driving seat by taking control of Kabul on 15th August as the American-backed government fell and Ashraf Ghani (President of Afghanistan) escaped from the country.
In the Facebook post, the leader of NRFA described that the NRF, in principle, decide to solve the present issues and put an instant end to the fighting and keep negotiations on. While referring to a district in the surrounding province Baghlan, he added that to reach a lasting peace, the NRF is ready to halt fighting on the condition that the Islamist Taliban group also halt their attacks and military actions on Andarab and Panjshir. Massoud said that a significant get-together of all sides with the Ulema council of religious scholars would be organized.
Religious scholars requested the Taliban to end this fight
Before this, Afghan media agencies confirmed that religious intellectuals had appealed to the insurgent group to halt the war in Panjshir. Moreover, there was no quick reaction from the Taliban.
On Sunday, the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan even declared that Fahim Dashti (its top spokesperson) had been murdered on the day. On 9th September 2001, he got through the suicide assault that had taken the life of Ahmad Shah Massoud (Ahmad Massoud’s father) just a few days ahead of the 11th September attacks on America.
Massoud was one of the primary sources of updates from the region at the time when the insurgent group pressed in on rival forces, posting rebellious statements on the social media platform Twitter, promising that skirmish would continue.
He leads a group of remnants of special forces and Afghan military units and a local militia force. Massoud requested for settlement with the Islamist group ahead of the battle came up about a week ago.