Afghan men wave a flag above the portrait of late Afghan commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, right, in Paryan district of Panjshir province on August 23, 2021, as the Taliban said their fighters had surrounded resistance forces holed up in the valley, but were looking to negotiate rather than take the fight to them. (Photo by AHMAD SAHEL ARMAN/AFP via Getty Images)+

POLITICS: Taliban closes in on resistance fighters in Panjshir