Kabul: Hasam Mohammed, a close ally of Ahmed Masood, the leader of the National Opposition Coalition, said the Taliban were trapped in a lion's den.
He was speaking after the Taliban captured the province of Panjshir.
He further said, "The Taliban have seized only highways and urban areas. The rest of the seats are under our control. He said that it was on the basis of war tactics that we retreated and gave way to the Taliban.