Resistance leader Massoud flees Afghanistan after US aid rejection

Resistance leader Massoud flees Afghanistan after US aid rejection

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Resistance leader Massoud flees Afghanistan after US aid rejection

Ahmad Massoud, the leader of the last resistance in Afghanistan, is said to have fled the country to neighboring Tajikistan. Which reports the American website The Intercept Tuesday, based on US security sources and sources from the previous Afghan government. Earlier this month, the Taliban claimed victory in the Panshhir Valley, where Massoud led the resistance. Amrullah Saleh, the former Afghan vice president and head of the intelligence services, is also said to have fled to Tajikistan.

The unveiling of The Intercept has not yet been confirmed by other sources, nor by Massoud and Saleh themselves. Last week denied the National Resistance Front Afghanistan, which Massoud leads, even that their leader is said to have fled the country. At the beginning of this month, Massoud called for “national resistance” via a video message and vowed not to leave Afghanistan, “whatever happens.”

Now that attitude seems to have changed. According to reports from The Intercept In addition to the fall of the Pansjhir valley, it also plays a role that Western support for Massoud and Saleh seems to have come to an end after decades. Massoud and Saleh are said to have asked for US military aid, but President Biden’s administration has turned down that request, former Afghan government sources and a US security source said. The Intercept.