The chief of the Afghan Nationwide Resistance Entrance, Ahmad Massoud, mentioned on September 8 that resistance to the Taliban* would proceed, though his items had been pressured to retreat into the mountains and abandon their armoured automobiles.
An article revealed by Svobodnaya Pressa mentioned that Massoud additionally accused official Islamabad of supporting the Taliban*. In accordance with Fox Information, the defenders of Panjshir had been attacked by 27 Pakistani helicopters, supported by quite a few drones. Nevertheless, the Pakistani authorities all the time attempt to act in live performance with their strategic associate — China.
The Chinese language authorities have taken on the wait-and-see angle with regard to Afghanistan. To begin with, the Taliban* has been strengthening cooperation with Islamic extremists, together with these working within the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Area of the Folks’s Republic of China. Subsequently, it seems uncertain that China can be keen to offer the Taliban* with such critical navy assist.
The creator of the article assumes that the helicopters flew from Tajikistan and had been piloted by Afghans who had fled there earlier than. Furthermore, the creator continues, the helicopters focused the Taliban* moderately than the insurgents. This was not directly confirmed by media shops, akin to Telegram channel of Sputnik Afghanistan information company.
In accordance with obtainable information, dozens of plane and helicopters of the previous Afghan authorities military at the moment are deployed in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan, nevertheless, is unwilling to become involved within the battle in Afghanistan, whereas Tajikistan, which has the Russian 210th division stationed within the nation, has already began offering help to the Nationwide Resistance Entrance of Ahmad Shah Massoud Jr.
In any case, Panjshir is populated by Tajiks and, in response to the Herat Instances newspaper, weapons and ammunition have been shipped to the province by air since late August.
For Russia, this might imply a critical complication in relations with the present authorities in Kabul. If it was Tajik helicopters that struck the Taliban, Moscow couldn’t however know that. In any case, the Tajik sky is protected by air defenses of the Collective Safety Treaty Organisation (CSTO). Russia could thus be concerned into the intra-Afghan battle, the article concludes.
*terrorist group, banned in Russia