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‘Resist with all our might and power’: Afghan ex-VP Saleh to keep fighting Taliban

By Carlos Manuel Eusoya

PHOTO: Primetime Zone

As Afghanistan’s government collapsed and its capital Kabul fell to Taliban forces, Afghan former vice president Amrullah Saleh said that he will keep fighting.

“I won’t disappoint millions who listened to me. I will never be under one ceiling with the Taliban. NEVER,” Saleh wrote on Twitter last August 15



The following day, pictures of Saleh along with the son of Ahmed Shah Massoud surfaced in social media.

Massoud was a famed anti-Taliban fighter and the former mentor of Saleh, and his son vowed to continue his mission after the assassination of the former.

The photos of Saleh and Massoud’s son were taken in Panjshir Valley, a fortified mountainous area found northeast of Kabul.



Panjshir Valley, known for its natural defenses, was never conquered by the Soviets or the Taliban forces during the 1990 Civil War nor the Soviets.

“We will not allow the Taliban to enter Panjshir and will resist with all our might and power, and fight them,” an anonymous resident told AFP News.