New Delhi, Sep 07: The battle for Panjshir was not an easy one for the Taliban. After fierce fighting, the Taliban was able to capture the province.
In the early 1990s, the Northern Alliance was able to control the supply lines from Tajikistan to Panjshir.
This time around there were two important factors that helped the Taliban.
The Taliban had captured provinces north of Panjshir and hence the alliance was unable to control the supply lines. This resulted in cut of of ammunition, food and fuel. However another crucial aspect in the battle for Panjshir was Pakistan itself.