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The Taliban said Monday they had captured the last pocket of resistance in Afghanistan, the Panjshir Valley, even as opposition fighters vowed to keep up their struggle against the hard-line Islamists.

Following their lightning-fast rout of Afghanistan’s army last month and celebrations when the last U.S. troops flew out after 20 years of war, the Taliban turned to fight the forces defending the mountainous Panjshir Valley.

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