Heavy fighting continues between the Taliban and resistance forces in Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley as the armed group tries to seize the last holdout province.
Resistance fighters said on Sunday, September 05, 2021 that they captured hundreds of Taliban troops as well as their equipment and vehicles.
Meanwhile, Mark Milley, the top US general, said Afghanistan will " likely " erupt in civil war if the Taliban is not able to establish control, warning that a broad civil war could lead to a resurgence of " terrorist " groups.
Alongside a large haul of American - made infantry weapons, Afghanistan's new rulers now possess Humvees, armoured personnel carries, and at least one functioning Black Hawk helicopter.
Here were the latest updates for Sunday, September 05, 2021 :
57 minutes ago (12:23 GMT)
AFGHANISTAR CIVIL WAR ' LIKELY ': US GENERAL
The top US general has told US media that Afghanistan will " likely " erupt in civil war, warning such conditions could see a resurgence of " terrorist " groups if the Taliban is not able to consolidate power of establish effective governance.
" My military estimate... is that the conditions are likely to develop of a civil war, " General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Fox News.
" That will then, in turn, lead to conditions that could, in fact, lead to a reconstitution of Al - Qaeda or a growth of ISIS or other...terrorist groups ", Milley said.
1 HOUR AGO (12:16 GMT)
ITALY TO TRANSFER ITS AFGHANISTAN EMBASSY TO QATAR
Italy plans to move its Afghan embassy to Doha, Qatar, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Luigi Di Maia said, the latest Western country to set up its diplomatic mission outside Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover.
Many diplomats have flown to the Gulf state, which has hosted the Taliban's political office since 2013, after evacuating Kabul late last month.
China, Iran, Pakistan, Russia and Turkey have kept their embassies in the Afghan capital open.
NRF REPORTEDLY CAPTURES HUNDREDS OF TALIBAN FIGHTERS
The National Resistance Front (NRF) of Afghanistan, a grouping of forces loyal to Ahmad Massoud in Panjshir Valley, says it surrounded " thousands of terrorists " in Khawak Pass and the Taliban had abandoned vehicles and equipment in the Dashte Rewak area.
NRF spokesman Fahim Dashti said " heavy clashes " were going on in the region.
Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford, based in the capital Kabul, reported that sources on the ground said hundreds of Taliban fighters had been taken prisoner.
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