A delegation of 40 members of the Taliban met with the resistance forces in Panjshir for negotiations, however, the result of the talks is unclear.
The anti-Taliban forces tweeted, “There are 2 ways either they will accept the values of the people of Khorasan or second resistance will be declared.”
Deposed Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh who declared himself as the acting President of the country after the Taliban takeover has joined hands with the resistance forces and said only meaningful negotiations will be accepted.
He said in case the negotiations face, the resistance forces are ready for any eventuality.
The leader of the resistance forces Ahmad Massoud on Sunday he hoped to hold peace talks with the Islamist movement that seized power in Kabul a week ago but that his forces were ready to fight.
“We want to make the Taliban realise that the only way forward is through negotiation,” he told Reuters by telephone from his stronghold in the Panjshir valley northwest of Kabul, where he has gathered forces made up of remnants of regular army units and special forces as well as local militia fighters.
“We do not want a war to break out.”
The comments came as a statement on the Taliban’s Alemarah Twitter feed said hundreds of fighters were heading towards Panjshir “after local state officials refused to hand it over peacefully”. A short video showed a column of captured trucks with the white Taliban flag but still bearing their government markings moving along a highway.
Massoud, son of Ahmad Shah Massoud, one of the main leaders of Afghanistan’s anti-Soviet resistance in the 1980s, said his supporters were ready to fight if Taliban forces tried to invade the valley.