Dih Salah (also spelt Dehe Salah) is a district in Baghlan Province, Afghanistan.It was created in 2005 from part of Andarab District, and is situated northeast from Andarab.
Health facilities include; Shah shan Clinic (Basic Health Center), Qasan SC (Sub Health Center) and Deh Salah Clinic (Comprehensive Health Center).
On 23 August 2021, Taliban captured all 3 districts that fell to the resistance forces a week ago, Including Dih Salah District.On 24 August, according to Deccan Herald, resistance forces recapture Dih Salah for the second time. . On 26 August, both sides agreed on a ceasefire and also agreed to solve all problems through talking.
Ahmad Shah Massoud was an Afghan politician and military commander. He was a powerful guerrilla commander during the resistance against the Soviet occupation between 1979 and 1989. In the 1990s, he led the government's military wing against rival militias; after the Taliban takeover, he was the leading opposition commander against their regime until his assassination in 2001.
The Taliban, which refers to itself as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), is a Deobandi Islamist religious-political movement and military organization in Afghanistan, regarded by many governments and organizations as terrorists. It is currently one of two entities claiming to be the legitimate government of Afghanistan, alongside the internationally recognized Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The Taliban's ideology has been described as combining an "innovative" form of Sharia Islamic law based on Deobandi fundamentalism and militant Islamism, combined with Pashtun social and cultural norms known as Pashtunwali, as most Taliban are Pashtun tribesmen.
Panjshir is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, located in the northeastern part of the country containing the Panjshir Valley. The province is divided into seven districts and contains 512 villages. As of 2021, the population of Panjshir province was about 173,000. Bazarak serves as the provincial capital. It is currently controlled by the Second Resistance, and with Baghlan is one of two provinces reportedly not controlled by the Taliban following the 2021 Taliban offensive.
The Panjshir Valley is a valley in north-central Afghanistan, 150 kilometres (93 mi) north of Kabul, near the Hindu Kush mountain range. It is divided by the Panjshir River. The valley is home to more than 100,000 people, including Afghanistan's largest concentration of ethnic Tajiks. In April 2004, it became the heart of the new Panjshir Province, having previously been part of Parwan Province.
The Northern Alliance, officially known as the United Islamic National Front for the Salvation of Afghanistan, was a military alliance of rebel groups that operated between late 1996 to 2001 after the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) took over Kabul. The United Front was originally assembled by key leaders of the Islamic State of Afghanistan, particularly president Burhanuddin Rabbani and former Defense Minister Ahmad Shah Massoud. Initially it included mostly Tajiks but by 2000, leaders of other ethnic groups had joined the Northern Alliance. This included Karim Khalili, Abdul Rashid Dostum, Abdullah Abdullah, Mohammad Mohaqiq, Abdul Qadir, Asif Mohseni, Amrullah Saleh and others.
Bismillah Khan Mohammadi, or Bismillah Khan, is an Afghan politician and the de jure Defense Minister of Afghanistan. From 2002 to 2010, he served as Chief of Staff of the Afghan National Army, and from 2010 to 2012 he held the post of Interior Minister of Afghanistan. He has an anti-Taliban background and once served as a senior commander under Ahmad Shah Massoud. Despite the fall of Kabul to the Taliban in August 2021, Mohammadi remains the Minister of Defense as part of the government of the Panjshir resistance.
Puli Hisar or Pul-e-Hesar is a district in Baghlan Province, Afghanistan.
Bāzārak is the provincial capital of Panjshir Province, in the Panjshir Valley of northeastern Afghanistan and the de facto temporary capital of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan since 17 August 2021.
Andarab district is located in the southern part of Baghlan Province, Afghanistan. The estimated population of Andarab in 2004 was roughly 120,642. Tajiks make up the entire population of the district. The district centre is the village of Andarab. Andarab district is one of the three districts recaptured by the Panjshir Resistance after the Taliban took over Kabul.On 24 August, according to Deccan Herald, it was recaptured by the second resistance.On 26 August, both sides agreed on a ceasefire and also agreed to solve all problems through talking.
The Afghan National Army Commando Corps are an elite commando force of Afghan National Army. The Commando Corps was formed from existing Infantry battalions. The program was established in early 2007 with the intent of taking one conventional infantry kandak (battalion) from each of the regional ANA corps, giving them special training and equipment, and reorganizing based on the United States Army Rangers. Each battalion was assigned to one of the six regional corps. During the Taliban insurgency, the commandos comprised 7% of the Afghan National Security Forces but conducted 70% to 80% of the fighting.
The War in Afghanistan was a conflict that took place from 2001 to 2021 in the South Asian country of Afghanistan. It started with an invasion that led to the United States and its allies toppling the Taliban-ruled Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in order to deny al-Qaeda a safe base of operations in the country. For most of the period the war was officially fought between allied NATO and Afghan Armed Forces, and opposing Taliban insurgents. The Taliban regained power and re-established the Emirate 19 years and 8 months later, thus winning the war. It was the longest war in United States history, surpassing the Vietnam War by roughly five months.
Abdullah Abdullah is an Afghan politician who led the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR), which was expected to lead the intra-Afghan peace talks with the Taliban, from 2020 to 2021. He served as Chief Executive of Afghanistan from September 2014 to March 2020 and as Minister of Foreign Affairs from December 2001 to April 2005. Prior to that he was a senior member of the Northern Alliance, working as an adviser to Ahmad Shah Massoud. He worked as a ophthalmologist and medical doctor in the 1980s.
Amrullah Saleh is an Afghan politician who has claimed the office of acting president of Afghanistan since 17 August 2021. He previously served as the First Vice President of Afghanistan between February 2020 and August 2021, as the minister of Interior Affairs in 2018 and 2019, and as head of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) from 2004 until his resignation in 2010.
Ahmad Massoud is an Afghan politician who is the founder of the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan. He is the son of anti-Soviet military leader Ahmad Shah Massoud. He was appointed as the Massoud Foundation's CEO in November 2016. On 5 September 2019, he was declared his father's successor at his mausoleum in the Panjshir Valley.
This article summarizes the history of the War in Afghanistan (2001–2021).
The 2021 Taliban offensive was the final major offensive by the Taliban and allied militant groups against the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and its allies that began on 1 May 2021, coinciding with the withdrawal of most United States and allied troops from Afghanistan, resulting in the de facto takeover of the country and the reinstatement of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
The Battle of Lashkargah was a battle between the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and the Taliban for control of the city of Lashkargah. The United States deployed airstrikes to assist Afghan forces during the battle. The fighting started in late July, and clashes occurred around the governor's residence, NDS headquarters, police headquarters, and prison. The police headquarters was captured by the Taliban on 12 August 2021, and the last government forces evacuated or surrendered in the night from 12 to 13 August 2021. Due to the fighting, there have been civilian casualties.
The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is an Islamic republic that governed Afghanistan between 2004 and 2021 during the War in Afghanistan. It was established in 2004 after the 2001 United States invasion of Afghanistan captured most of the country from the Taliban-led Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. It lost control of the majority of the country to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in August 2021, culminating in the loss of Kabul on 15 August 2021, while retaining control over the Panjshir Province. Despite the loss of most of its territory, it continues to be internationally recognized, and claims to be the sole legitimate state of Afghanistan.
The National Resistance Front of Afghanistan, also known as the Panjshir resistance and the Second Resistance, is a military alliance of former Northern Alliance members and other anti-Taliban fighters who remain loyal to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, created after the 2021 Taliban offensive, under the leadership of the Afghan politician and military leader Ahmad Massoud and the first vice president of Afghanistan Amrullah Saleh.
The Panjshir conflict was a conflict between the heavily diminished Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, including the Panjshir resistance, and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. It began on 17 August 2021 following the Fall of Kabul and Amrullah Saleh assuming the Afghan presidency and declaring the resistance. Ten days later, both sides declared a ceasefire and agreed to solve all problems through discussion.