‘Afghan resistance leaders have fled and seem to have lost American support’
A few days later, Massoud could have followed Amrullah Saleh, the former Afghan vice president and intelligence chief.
Massoud is the son of the late Ahmad Shah Massoud who fought against the Soviets and later the Taliban as the leader of the Northern Alliance. Shortly after the Taliban occupied the Panjshir Valley on September 6, Massoud called for a national uprising against the Taliban.
“Wherever you are, at home or abroad, I invite you to start a national uprising for the dignity, freedom and prosperity of our country.”
No more support from the United States
The escape of two of the most prominent symbols of the Afghan resistance contradicts public claims that they are still in Afghanistan and resisting the Taliban. Fulgens intercept Their journey marks a remarkable shift: For the first time in decades, the US government and the CIA will not be willing to support them.
Masoud and Saleh are seeking military assistance from the West, but the Biden administration does not support them and has not indicated whether it will provide future aid.
Neither Massoud nor Saleh has appeared in public since the Taliban took control of Panjshir. According to the news site, Masoud is currently living in a “safe house” in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe. It is unclear where Saleh resides.
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