(KABUL) Afghan Protests Report: Women protest on the streets angering to support the resistance fighting in the Panjshir Valley and Taliban firedd warning shots to disperse the crowd in the Afghan capital #AceNewsDek report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.08: Hundreds of protesters took to the streets on Tuesday to denounce Taliban rule and demand women’s rights: Protesters also chanted anti-Pakistan slogans, as many believe neighbouring Pakistan supports the Taliban, which the country denies….

#AceDailyNews says that the #Taliban fire warning shots at protest in Kabul: As members were filmed firing shots into the air to disperse protesters after on Monday they claimed victory in the Panjshir Valley province – the final pocket of territory which has remained outside their rule

Video footage from the scene shows people running to safety, while heavy gunfire can be heard in the background.

A video sent to the BBC shows Taliban fighters firing their guns into the air – a move the group banned last week after several people were reported killed after celebratory aerial fire.

Guards at a nearby bank opened its basement car park to dozens of women who sheltered from the gunfire for about 20 minutes, one of the protesters told the BBC.

Some journalists, including the BBC’s team, were prevented from filming at the rally. Afghanistan’s Tolo news agency reported that its cameraman was arrested and detained by the Taliban for nearly three hours.

A former government official, who asked to remain anonymous, told the BBC that Taliban members were taking close-up photos of leading protesters, possibly to help identify them later.

Women have been protesting for the past week, but on Tuesday men also joined their calls for equality and safety. Many observers had commented that there were few men at the previous women-led rallies.

The protesters were heard chanting “long live the resistance” and “death to Pakistan” as they marched.

“The Islamic government is shooting at our poor people,” one woman at the protest told Reuters news agency.

Another protester, Sarah Fahim, told AFP news agency: “Afghan women want their country to be free. They want their country to be rebuilt. We are tired… We want that all our people have normal lives. How long shall we live in this situation?”

The demonstrations come one day after Ahmad Massoud, the leader of anti-Taliban fighters in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley, called for a “national uprising” by civilians against the militants. 

Many protesters showed support for the resistance forces, who say they are still fighting off the Taliban in Panjshir.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Sept.08: 2021:

Anger directed at Taliban and PakistanBy Secunder Kermani, BBC Pakistan and Afghanistan correspondent in KabulThe mood amongst the protesters was one of real anger, directed predominantly at Pakistan but also against the Taliban. Large numbers of young women were among the crowd. One, chanting “death to Pakistan”, alleged the country’s air force had bombed Panjshir, the province where resistance forces have been holding out against the Taliban. Pakistan has dismissed those claims, but is widely seen has having long supported the Taliban’s insurgency. Many in Afghanistan have long deeply resented what they see as Pakistani interference – a feeling exacerbated recently by the visit to Kabul of the head of Pakistan’s intelligence services, the ISI.Taliban members in police vehicles initially drove alongside the protesters, not preventing them from demonstrating. However, they later fired volleys of bullets into the air to disperse the crowd, and stopped us and other journalists from filming further. These protests are the biggest challenge to the Taliban’s authority we have seen so far in Kabul, and include bold and direct criticism of the group. One young woman said, “We demand freedom of speech, democracy… I’m not afraid of death.”

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(KABUL) Taliban Press Conference Report: Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid on Monday said the war in the country has ended and they hope Afghanistan will become a stable country #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsDesk says the ‘War is Ended’ – Future Govt Imminent: Mujahid appeared at the press conference hours after the #Taliban in a statement on Monday morning announced that its forces had completely captured Panjshir province: Due to communication problems, TOLOnews has so far not been able to obtain comments from the Resistance Front in this regard….

As the fighting continues in Panjshir, the Taliban on Sunday said they have captured all districts of Panjshir province but the fighting is ongoing at the provincial center.

Taliban Claims ‘All Districts’ in Panjshir, Fighting in Center: The Resistance Front, however, rejects the Taliban’s claim, saying they have retaken Paryan district from Taliban forces.

Both Taliban forces and the Resistance Front are claiming to have the upper hand on the battlefield.

Ahmadullah Wasiq, deputy head of the Taliban’s Cultural Commission, said on Sunday that Taliban forces have captured all districts of Panjshir.

“The Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate are actively present in all areas and districts of Panjshir. All the areas are under the control of the Mujahideen. They only faced resistance in Bazarak in the center of Panjshir,” he said.

Taliban forces posted a video on social media saying they have taken heavy equipment used by the Resistance Front.

“We have taken several cannons of the enemy,” said Mawlawi Sakhidad Majmar, a Taliban commander.

Mujahid said they wanted to resolve the issue of Panjshir via dialogue, but the talks failed.

On the future government, Mujahid said it will be announced soon, but will likely act as a caretaker government to allow changes and reforms. 

When asked about the fate of the Afghan security and defense forces, Mujahid responded that the forces trained in the last 20 years will be asked to rejoin security departments alongside the Taliban forces.

Speaking about the country’s infrastructure and development, Mujahid said the “invaders” will never reconstruct Afghanistan and that it is the job of the people of Afghanistan and they should do it.

He also said technical teams from Qatar and Turkey and a United Arab Emirate company are working to normalize operations at Kabul airport.

On Afghanistan’s foreign relations, Mujahid said the Taliban wants good relations with the world, especially with China as it is a big economic power and it can help Afghanistan in reconstruction and development.

Mujahid also responded to reporters’ questions about the visit of the Pakistani delegation to Kabul that included ISI chief Faiz Hamid, saying Pakistan had repeatedly requested to make such a visit Kabul, and the Taliban recently agreed.

According to Mujahid, Pakistan is worried about the release of prisoners in Afghanistan as some may belong to Pakistan and may try to infiltrate into Pakistan. Mujahid said that the Taliban has assured them that no one will be allowed to threaten any country from Afghan territory.

#AceNewsDesk report …….Published: Sept.07: 2021:

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(AFGHANISTAN) #Taliban Invasion Report: The fate of Panjshir Valley – the final holdout against their control – hangs in the balance as heavy fighting continues #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.04; Taliban sources told Reuters news agency that they had seized the area, but the resistance fighters they are battling denied this: One of the resistance leaders, Amrullah Saleh, dismissed claims he had fled, but said the situation was “difficult”….

#AceDailyNews as the #Taliban prepare to set-up governance across Afghanistan the ‘Fate of Panjshir Valley’ is in balance amid heavy fighting to gain complete control against militant forces as claims and counterclaims are reported by both sides that they had seized the area ….

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Anti-Taliban militants in training
Thousands are reported to be taking part in the fighting in Panjshir

The fighting in Panjshir is reported to have left hundreds dead. 

In Kabul and other cities several people were killed and others injured by celebratory gunfire, reports say. 

Panjshir Valley, north of the capital Kabul, is one of Afghanistan’s smallest provinces and the only one not to have fallen to the Taliban.

The traditional anti-Taliban stronghold is home to somewhere between 150,000 and 200,000 people, and is hidden behind mountain peaks. 

The resistance – which includes former Afghan security force members and local militias – is led by local tribal leader Ahmad Massoud. His father successfully fought the Soviets who invaded in the 1980s, and the Taliban in the 1990s.

In a video message sent to the BBC, Mr Saleh, a former vice-president of Afghanistan, said there had been casualties on both sides. 

“There is no doubt we are in a difficult situation. We are under invasion by the Taliban,” he said.

But he added: “We will not surrender, we are standing for Afghanistan.”

He said he was sharing the video to assure people that reports suggesting that he had left the country were false. However the BBC was unable to independently confirm his location.

Ali Nazari, a spokesperson for the National Resistance Front (NRF) fighters, told BBC World News that the rebels had pushed the Taliban on the back foot.“There are well over a few hundred Taliban who are trapped. And they are running out of munitions and they are negotiating terms of surrender right now,” he said.But Taliban officials have been claiming victory in the area, with one commander telling Reuters news agency: “By the grace of Allah Almighty, we are in control of the entire Afghanistan. The troublemakers have been defeated and Panjshir is now under our command.”

The are now in control of the rest of the country, and are expected to announce a new government in the coming days.The European Union and UK on Friday joined the US in saying they will deal with the Islamist group, but won’t recognise them as Afghanistan’s government: The EU also said it was planning to re-establish a diplomatic presence in Kabul to oversee evacuations and ensure that a new Afghan government fulfils commitments on issues including security and human rights: But its foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said any engagement would be subject to strict conditions and would only be to support the Afghan people.

The BBC’s chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet, who is in Kabul, says that while the Taliban are seeking international acceptance, they are seeking it on their terms. If the West does not want to deal with them, there are other powers such as China, Russia and Pakistan they can turn to, our correspondent adds.Meanwhile, the Taliban are said to have issued strict orders against aerial firing after unconfirmed reports of a number of deaths caused by celebratory gunfire in Kabul and elsewhere.

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: Sept.04: 2021:

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#Kabul : Child Member of `Kuchi Nomadic Tribe’ Diagnosed with Polio”

#AceWorldNews says `First case of polio Diagnosed in Afghan Capital Since 2001′

A three-year-old girl has been diagnosed with the first case of polio since 2001 in the Afghan capital, Kabul, the Health Ministry said Tuesday.

English: The nomadic Kuchi people migrate thro...

English: The nomadic Kuchi people migrate through the Panjshir Valley in Afghanistan, on Wednesday, May 17, 2006. Part of a Medical Civic Action Program, Provincial Reconstruction Team members provide treatment for Kuchi families as they move their sheep, goats, donkeys, camels and cattle to the high country for the summer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The child was a member of the Kuchi nomadic tribe that moves freely across most provinces in Afghanistan, and her family was living in the Kasaba district in eastern Kabul, Reuters said.

The ministry has launched a three-day campaign to vaccinate all children under five in the area.

 

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