Tajikistan sends a signal; honors anti-Taliban stalwarts Ahmad Shah Massoud and Burhanuddin Rabbani

Tajikistan, Afghanistan’s northern neighbor, has awarded its third-highest civilian award, posthumously, to two former anti-Taliban Afghan political figures belonging to the Tajik ethnic group – late legendary Mujahideen commander Ahmad Shah Massoud and former Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani.

However, the timing of the award–when Massoud’s own son, Ahmad Massoud, and former Afghan vice-president Amrullah Saleh are putting a fierce resistance to the Taliban in Panjshir valley–seems a signal to the Taliban.

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