| 26 May 2024, Sunday |

Afghans take to the streets protesting against Taliban in support of Ahmad Massoud

Hundreds of Afghans took to the streets in the capital Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif city Monday night protesting against Taliban rule in support of the resistance movement led by Ahmad Massoud.

Videos on social media showed crowds chanting “death to Taliban, long live Afghanistan” as people marched in the dark streets.

Earlier in the day, the Taliban had revealed it had captured Panjshir province, the last stronghold of the anti-Taliban movement, the National Resistance Front (NRF), which mobilized under the leadership of Ahmad Massoud, the slain hero of the anti-Soviet resistance Ahmad Shah Massoud.

After which, Massoud released an audio message in which he called for a “national uprising.”

“We request other brothers and sisters, wherever you are and with whatever means you are capable, to rise up and resist against the imposition of a servile and subjugated future in Afghanistan,” Massoud said.

In his audio message, Massoud accused the Taliban of using “foreign mercenaries”, without naming a specific country.

The chants by the protesters also included “death to Pakistan.”

  • alarabiya