Afghan Diplomat Says Resistance Against Taliban Organised in Panjshir, Kandahar, Baghlan
"Nobody has expected that the Taliban will take over Kabul and the country so fast. The country had a well-prepared and equipped military with more than 50,000 personnel, and the agreement with the US which had to protect us but has not fulfilled [the agreement]. [Former Afghan President Ashraf] Ghani who had a secret agreement with the Taliban has run away, he has betrayed the people which elected him president", the diplomat said.
"The resistance has not had a prepared army nor weapons to resist the Taliban, nevertheless the Panjshir is waging hostilities, it does not surrender. The people stood there for two days protesting and vouching 'Down with the Taliban!.' The protests are being held not only in the Panjshir, people stood up in Kandahar and Andarab. I am sure that very soon the whole country will stand up against the Taliban, and it will be not only political and military resistance, but the all-people resistance from all parts of the society," Agbar said.
"Amrullah Saleh is now in the Panjshir Valley, we have constant communication over a phone, as well as with [resistance leader] Ahmad Massoud, and other members of the resistance who inform us about the situation in Panjshir. As for military assistance, I want to say that we still have enough strength, military equipment and weapons for our resistance in Panjshir," the diplomat said.
"Amrullah Saleh was in Dushanbe, but I do not have accurate information about his meeting with [Tajik] President Emomali Rahmon. We are grateful to President Rahmon for his special attention to Afghanistan and for his support of our people here and there," the ambassador added.