Opposition leaders in Afghanistan have fled to the last holdout against the Taliban and are set on forming an armed resistance. The Northern Alliance helped oust the Taliban in 2001, and this is the group leaders are looking to revive.
The group is calling for aid and weapons. Meanwhile, the Taliban has established it will not rule as a democracy, shooting at protestors who have attempted to raise the Afghan national flag. Vice President Amrullah Saleh declared from the Panjshir Valley on Tuesday that he was the “legitimate caretaker president” of Afghanistan due to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s fleeing to the United Arab Emirates.