Afghanistan will be the scene on an internal fight as tribalism comes back to the country …
Some former government solider ‘s left on their own?
May elect to fight the Taliban fights when they can….
Their efforts would seem to be small and limited…..
But already growing into what could be a Afghan Civil War….
The Taliban Government WILL have these things to deal with going forward….
“As long as we are alive,” he said, “we do not accept the Taliban’s rule.”
Friday’s attack is the latest sign of defiance toward the Taliban, ranging from Afghans refusing to fly the white Taliban flag to women protesting to preserve their rights. Together, they illuminate some of the obstacles the Taliban faces as it seeks to form a government deemed acceptable by a broad spectrum of Afghans and by the international community, especially donors.
But whether Friday’s attack is a sign of an emerging new military front against the Taliban remains to be seen.
The Taliban is militarily far superior than its earlier incarnation, which ruled Afghanistan between 1996 and 2001 and was toppled following the U.S.-led invasion….
“Taliban fighters did not listen to us,” said Shuja, who had left his post in Helmand province when he heard that military units were surrendering en masse to the Taliban. “They came to our houses and harassed people. In our villages, people are very traditional and Muslim. There is no reason for Taliban to come and teach us about Islam.”…
Friday’s uprising appears unconnected to another anti-Taliban force that emerged this week in the north: The National Resistance Front of Afghanistan, led by Ahmad Massoud, the son of the late Afghan mujahideen leader, Ahmad Shah Massoud…..
On Wednesday, Ahmad Massoud published an op-ed in The Washington Post seeking U.S. and Western support, arms, ammunition and supplies. He wrote that he is “ready to follow in my father’s footsteps, with mujahideen fighters who are prepared to once again take on the Taliban.”
Massoud said his forces include former Afghan regular army soldiers and Afghan Special Forces, as well as ordinary Afghans who have responded to his call to join the resistance. “We have stores of ammunition and arms that we have patiently collected since my father’s time, because we knew this day might come,” wrote Massoud….
This might the best news out of Afghanistan President would be hearing in a week or more?
image…People carry the Afghan national flag on Independence Day in Kabul on Aug. 19 amid the Taliban’s military takeover of Afghanistan. Hoshang Hashimi/AFP/Getty