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Taliban desecrate Ahmad Shah Massoud’s tomb on 20th anniversary of his assassination

The visuals triggered outrage on social media, with some customers mentioning that the Taliban had smashed glass with Quranic verses on it

Image of the destroyed tomb. Twitter/@AamajNews

The Taliban desecrated the tomb of Ahmad Shah Massoud on his 20th loss of life anniversary, based on a number of media studies.

As per an India Today report, native media put out pictures that confirmed the vandalisation of the tombstone tomb of the ‘Lion of Panjshir.

A video of the identical was shared by journalist Bashir Ahmad Qasani on Twitter.

The visuals triggered outrage on social media, with some customers mentioning that the Taliban had smashed glass with Quranic verses on it, reported The Week.

Massoud, dubbed the “Lion of Panjshir” was an iconic and unifying determine for the Northern Alliance and Tajik minorities. Throughout the primary Taliban regime, he led the Northern Alliance resistance towards them. He was assassinated  on 9 September, 2001, simply days earlier than the 9/11 assaults.

According to India Today, Massoud’s forces remained intact after his loss of life and partnered with the US when it invaded Afghanistan weeks later, scattering Al-Qaeda, which orchestrated the 9/11 assaults, and driving the Taliban from energy.

Along with different former warlords, they went on to type the core of the federal government and safety forces that the US and its allies would spend the following twenty years arming and coaching, at a price of billions of {dollars}.

Those forces, which from the start have been rife with corruption, collapsed in a matter of days earlier this month, because the Taliban captured a lot of the nation lower than three weeks earlier than the US was set to withdraw its final troops.

His son Ahmad Massoud, joined by former Afghan Vice-President Amrullah Saleh, is now main the Panjshir forces towards the Taliban.

With inputs from businesses

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