In the Taliban blitzkrieg that swept by means of Afghanistan final month, one province was decided to not let the insurgents succeed. The mountainous Panjshir province within the northeastern half of Afghanistan held on for the longest time, with the assist from resistance chief Ahmad Massoud and former vice chairman Amrullah Saleh.And it was not simply the boys who hit again. “I fought them with stones,” 24-year-old Lailuma instructed New York Post. She mentioned her entire household – husband, brothers, cousins, father-in-law, mother-in-law – was preventing the Taliban.Scores of different ladies too joined Lailuma and mentioned they fought the Taliban with stones.Also Read | In new diktat, Taliban ask Kabul’s ladies staff to ‘keep at house’She is now residing in a displacement camp in nationwide capital Kabul after fleeing Panjshir. Armed with monumental weapons arsenal seized from the Afghan military, Taliban fighters continued their relentless advance and captured the Panjshir valley.Another resident of the province instructed the Post that the preventing continues to be on in Panjshir. Murtaza was hiding within the mountains for day earlier than being discovered by the Taliban and stuffed into the overcrowded Kabul camp.Lailuma, in the meantime, vowed to “comply with Massoud until my final breath”. She hopes to return to her house some day.Panjshir fighters earned a legendary popularity for resistance, defending their mountain houses first from the Soviet navy for a decade, all through the next civil conflict, and in opposition to the primary Taliban regime from 1996-2001.The 115-kilometre (70-mile) valley surrounded by jagged snow-capped peaks gives defenders a pure benefit.But 20 years because the late veteran fighter Ahmad Shah Massoud led the Panjshiris to victory, the province is now not as remoted.On August 30, the Taliban launched a multi-pronged offensive – with some residents claiming the Panjshiri fighters had been outnumbered three-to-one. On September 6, the Taliban seized the Panjshir’s capital of Bazarak and raised their white banner.

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