The Taliban’s counter-offensive has begun! After a rebel ambush, 13 terrorists were killed and a tank was damaged.
THIRTEEN Taliban militants were slain in an ambush by the National Resistance.
Taliban fighters were reportedly slain in the Chikrinow district of Panjshir province, according to reports. Since the fall of Kabul on August 15, the province has been the only one to resist the Taliban.
“13 Taliban members were killed in an ambush by National Resistance in the #Chikrinow district of #Panjshir province, and one of their tanks was destroyed,” the rebel group’s official Twitter account said.
This latest attack comes barely 24 hours after eight Taliban members were slain in the region during a skirmish with an opposing group.
The combat took place on the western entrance to the valley, where the Taliban assaulted, according to Fahim Dashti, a spokesperson for the “National Resistance Forces (NRF).”
He added the attack, which he believed could have been a test of the valley’s defenses, was thwarted, with eight Taliban killed and a similar number wounded.
Two NRF forces personnel were also injured.
With a force of several thousand men, Massoud, the son of former anti-Soviet commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, established himself in the Panjshir valley.
It is made up of remnants of army and special forces units as well as local militias.
He has advocated for a political settlement with the Taliban, but has warned that if his province in the small and hilly valley is invaded, his army will fight back.
Following the fall of Kabul, the US and its Western partners raced to safeguard its own citizens, as well as translators, local embassy personnel, civil rights activists, journalists, and other Afghans who were at risk of retaliation.
On Thursday, a suicide bomb strike claimed by Islamic State, an opponent of both the West and the Taliban, killed 13 US service personnel and scores of Afghans waiting at the airport gates, making the evacuations much more dangerous.
Just hours before the mutually agreed-upon date, the operation came to a close.
The US executed a drone strike against an ISIS member in Nangahar less than 48 hours after the attack.
According to Navy Captain William Urban, one person was killed in the strike, but no civilians were injured.
Following the catastrophic terrorist attack, US President Joe Biden authorized the action.
“The 13 service people that we lost were heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice,” Mr Biden said in a statement on Saturday.Brinkwire Summary News”.