Afghanistan: the country’s new reality is slowly taking root

With a new interim government installed in Afghanistan, the Taliban are moving from militant force to governmental and political power after taking power last month. And the Afghan people are adjusting to a new reality.

In the Panchir Valley, members of the resistance, heirs to Commander Massoud, have sworn to face the Taliban to the last man, but their fight has fizzled out. Too few in number, poorly armed, much less landlocked and protected than twenty years ago, they ended up fleeing into the mountains.

The rugged valley is now almost completely empty and abandoned.We meet more than heavily armed Taliban fighters patrolling the roads and guarding roadblocks.

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