Ahmed Massoud, one of the leaders of the resistance against the Taliban, said, ‘We have stockpiles of ammunition and weapons that we have patiently collected since the time of our father. That’s because we knew this day might come.
Ahmed Masood, leader of the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan.
Ahmed Massoud, son of famous Afghan commander Ahmed Shah Massoud and one of the leaders of the resistance against Taliban, is now ready to follow in his father’s footsteps. Ahmed, after the terrorist group captured Kabul and other parts of the country, is now gearing up to take up arms against them.
Ahmed Masood lives in Panjshir province. Panjshir is one of the areas free from Taliban control. Ahmed has sought help from the United States. “I write today from the Panjshir Valley that I am ready to follow in my father’s footsteps with Mujahideen fighters who are once again fighting the Taliban,” he said in an op-ed for The Washington Post. are ready for.
‘We knew this day would come’
Masood, who is one of the leaders of the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan. “We have stockpiles of ammunition and weapons which we have patiently collected since the time of our father. That’s because we knew this day might come. Ahmed Masood, along with Afghanistan’s Vice President Amrullah Saleh, who declared himself president in the absence of Ashraf Ghani, is now deploying his army in Panjshir to oppose the Taliban.
Resistance forces have managed to recapture the Charikar area in Parwan province, north of Kabul. Masood wrote in the article, ‘The US and its democratic allies have a fight against terrorism not only with Afghans. We now also have a long history made up of shared ideals and struggles. There’s still a lot you can do to help independence. You are our only remaining hope’.
‘We don’t have enough weapons’
He said Afghans have already responded to his calls for resistance in the Panjshir Valley, including members of the Afghan special forces and others from the Afghan army. However, he said that they do not have enough weapons to control the Taliban attack. “No matter what happens, my Mujahideen fighters and I myself will defend Panjshir as the last bastion of Afghan independence,” Masood said. Our morale remains intact, but we need more arms, more ammunition and more supplies.
The Afghan commander said that millions of people in Afghanistan follow Western values. We have fought for so long for an open society where girls can become doctors, our press can report freely, our youth can dance and listen to music or take part in football matches in stadiums. which were previously used by the Taliban.
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