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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, September 03, 2021

Heavy fighting is reported between Taliban forces and resistance militants in Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley. The Taliban said they had taken some territory and inflicted "heavy" losses on the National Resistance Front. But the Front said it had control of all entrances to the valley, and the Taliban had lost hundreds of fighters.

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Panjshir is the only province that has not fallen to the Islamist group and thousands of opposition fighters are believed to have massed there. The resistance - which includes former Vice-President Amrullah Saleh, former Afghan security force members and local militias - is led by local tribal leader Ahmad Massoud. Massoud's father held off the Soviets in the 1980s and the Taliban in the 1990s.

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This reminds me of 20 years ago...

#1 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-09-03 09:35 AM | Reply

A State Department official said the U.S. does not "go into the details of all our diplomatic engagements."

"The United States is talking to a range of Afghan leaders engaged in government formation talks," the official said. "We encourage a peaceful and orderly transition of power to an inclusive government with broad support. That is the best outcome for Afghanistan's long-term security and stability."

Abandoning the Kurds, pt. 2

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-09-03 11:54 AM | Reply

I'm glad that ---- hole is no longer America's problem. Good work, Biden!

#3 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-04 02:04 PM | Reply

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