The son of Ahmad Shah Massoud, who was one of the main leaders of Afghanistan’s anti-Soviet resistance in the 1980s, said he will not surrender areas under his control to the Taliban, Dubai-based al-Arabiya TV channel cited him as saying on Sunday. Massoud is the son of legendary Mujahideen commander who was assassinated by al Qaeda two days before the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Ahmad Massoud, leader of anti-Taliban National Resistance Front warns war will be “unavoidable” if Afghanistan’s new rulers refuse dialogue. Reportedly, the group’s main goal is to avoid further bloodshed in Afghanistan and press for a new system of government, but it also prepared for conflict, and if the Taliban do not negotiate, they will face resistance across the country.
Accordingly, Massoud said government forces opposed to the Taliban have rallied from different provinces in Afghanistan and gathered in his stronghold at Panjshir valley.