"I am the son of Ahmad Shah Massoud; surrender is not part of my vocabulary."
Updated: Sep 24, 2021
Ahmad Massoud has vehemently denied rumours that he or any part of Panjshir is planning on surrendering to the Taliban. Speaking to French activist Bernard-Henri Lévy, Massoud vowed "I am the son of Ahmad Shah Massoud; surrender is not part of my vocabulary." Most of these rumours, which had regrettably been picked up by a few media networks before they issued corrections, have been spread by Taliban Twitter accounts and pro-Taliban Pakistani accounts such as the following:
Needless to say, readers should use discretion on Twitter in differentiating legitimate sources from misinformation and disinformation.