Afghanistan: Taliban send hundreds of fighters to the Punjir Valley

“Hundreds of fighters” are on their way to Punjir province “to bring them under control after local government officials have refused to surrender them peacefully,” the Taliban wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

The Pandschir Valley is one of the few regions in Afghanistan that has escaped the control of the Islamists after the Taliban’s campaign of conquest. The valley is considered a stronghold of resistance because it was not captured by either Soviet soldiers or the Taliban.