Unprecedented Political Consensus In Northern Region Against Taliban: Rahmani

Kabul: Mir Rahman Rahmani, Speaker of the House of Representatives, spoke at a consultative meeting in Parwan about preparations for a serious fight against the Taliban, saying that the northern zone would fight against the Taliban as an invincible zone and that the people’s resistance against the Taliban would henceforth, will be formed to fight against Taliban.

Rahmani called on all jihadi leaders and elders in Parwan to respond in a coordinated manner to the Taliban’s attacks and not to allow the group to rise. He warned all Parwan people who had left the province for Kabul that if Parwan fell, Kabul would not survive the aggression.

Emphasizing the serious support of the country’s security and defense forces, the speaker of the House of Representatives said that many have already taken up arms in defense of the system and the security forces. Praising the country’s security and defense forces, Rahmani said that the recent changes in the appointment of Sami Sadat and Haibatullah Alizai as the acting commander-in-chief and special operations commander would change the situation in Afghanistan for the better.

On the other hand, General Mir Asadullah Kohistani, commander of the Bagram Army Division, said at the meeting that the Taliban are no longer able to face the security forces on the battlefield of Parwan and will not be able to capture Parwan. According to him, army forces are stationed in all vulnerable areas of Parwan, and if the Taliban tries to attack, they will face a heavy defeat.

According to him, all soldiers and security forces who have left their duties for various reasons will be recruited in different sections at Bagram Airport by the order of the Minister of National Defense. According to the army commander, Bagram Air Base currently has the capacity to recruit more than 600 people, who will be recruited very easily if the youth of the northern area want it.

However, Aminullah Shakuri, chairman of the Parwan provincial council, assured the people of the province that the people of Charikar are confident that if the Taliban attacked the province, they would face a historic defeat and would never be given a chance to succeed.

In other news, Russia will give its ally Tajikistan $1.1 million to build a new outpost on the Tajik-Afghan border, a senior Russian diplomat was quoted as saying on Thursday, amid growing instability in Afghanistan as US-led troops withdraw. The planned outpost will be located in Tajikistan’s Khatlon province adjacent to Afghanistan’s Kunduz province whose capital city Taliban insurgents took over this week as part of a broader offensive.

The Russian and Tajik governments will soon sign the agreement on aid provision, Interfax quoted Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov as saying. He described the location of the planned facility as one of the most vulnerable points on the Tajik-Afghan border.

Turkey too has taken additional measures on its border with Iran in the face of the increasing number of Afghan nationals who are fleeing the Taliban, the defense minister has said, assuring that the Turkish authorities are exerting great efforts for the border security of the country. “All the necessary measures have been taken on time. We have reviewed our measures on the Iranian border against potential mobility [of refugees] after the recent developments. We have taken additional measures,” Minister Hulusi Akar told Turkish journalists in Islamabad on Aug. 12.

12 / August 2021
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