NRF Commander

NRF Commander and Comrades Buried a Month after Death

Relatives of Mohammad Yar, a slain commander of the National Resistance Front (NRF), confirmed that they have buried the bodies of the commander along with those of his comrades in Panjshir province. They were killed a month earlier in the battles against the Taliban.

His dead comrades include his three sons and his brother as well, Yar’s relative told Kabul Now.

The Taliban had reportedly shot the NRF commander to death along with his comrades after taking them as captives.

Residents of Amraz village from Hesse Awal district could finally get the Taliban’s permission after a month to get the dead bodies down from the mountains and bury them in a cemetery, sources told Kabul Now.

A total of 10 dead bodies, including Yar’s corps, have been retrieved from the mountains for burial. All the dead bodies belong to NRF forces from Hesse Awal district except for one who is from Dara district of Panjshir.

The Taliban launched a large-scale military offensive a month earlier in Panjshir province to suppress the NRF there. The two sides suffered heavy casualties as a result.

Later, video footage surfaced on social media showing the Taliban forces summarily executing NRF prisoners. The ruling Taliban have been accused of war crimes in the Panshir battles.

The group’s Ministry of Interior has recently announced that they will assess the authenticity of these videos.

The NRF is an armed militia mostly formed of former security and defense forces under the leadership of Ahmad Masoud, son of the Jihadi commander, Ahmad Shah Masoud.

It is mainly operating in Panjshir and Baghlan provinces. Members of the NRF have fought deadly battles against the Taliban in Panjshir and Baghlan provinces since the Taliban returned to power on August 15, 2021.