The Taliban shut down the internet Sunday in Panjshir valley, where resistance forces hold a last stand against them in Afghanistan. The action has purportedly prevented former vice president Amrullah Saleh from sharing his messages on Twitter.
"The Panjshir headquartered resistance isn't for Panjshir but the whole country," tweeted Saleh earlier this week. "The Afghan national flag is in full mast & hoisted in [government] buildings."
"Our resistance is for rights [and] value. The non-Talib [Afghans] are politically, emotionally & sentimentally [with] the Resistance.
"Let's overcome fear and stand for the right," he continued. "The global community [and] in particular the western civilization has a lot to lose. A lot if it keeps running away."
He said his message isn't about his presidency. It is about not giving up on extremists and terrorists.
Panjshir is the only Afghanistan province that has not yet fallen to the Taliban. Several Taliban opponents have gathered in Panjshir, including Ahmad Massoud, the son of legendary Afghan rebel commander Ahmad Shah Massoud.
After former Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani fled the country on August 15, Amrullah Saleh declared himself the "legitimate caretaker" president of Afghanistan as per the country's constitution.
However, Saleh's claim has yet to be recognized by any country or international body, including the UN.
Despite the global radio silence, the resistance remains strong-willed, tweeting, "No one can stop us."
"We have [an] aim that is freedom" and "we have [the] courage to achieve it," they continued.
Reports out of Panjshir indicate the resistance is fighting intensely with the Taliban as of Thursday afternoon in what has been labelled the battle for Panjshir.
"The Taliban launched their biggest attack yet on the anti-Taliban resistance, just north-east of the capital." tweeted BBC’s Yalda Hakim. "The fighters led by Ahmad Massoud and former [Vice-President] Amrullah Saleh are refusing to give up."
"We have Allah to support us. We are united and strong," tweeted the Panjshir Resistance. "We are [the] Afghanistan national resistance."
According to multiple sources on the ground, including senior Afghan Officials, the Afghan Special Operations forces, created and trained by US soldiers, are "fighting for liberty and the right to live free."
"Will the American people, US leaders [and] all free nations really stand by & let them be slaughtered [with] our own advanced weapons?" tweeted Fox News investigative journalist Lara Logan.
As of Thursday evening, the strategic area of Salang has been completely captured by the resistance. More than 200 Taliban from Badakhshan surrendered and were captured in Panjshir.