To gain the backing they need to drive out the Taliban, they must first put on a united front.
National Resistance Front leaders believe that the only option is war. With the Taliban in control and hiding hundreds of anti-Western Islamist groups while torturing, raping, starving, and executing their Afghan rivals, Afghanistan may currently be the most dangerous place on earth. However, the only individual who could legitimately lay claim to being the head of a rebel force seeking to topple the Taliban has failed to win over the support of the rest of Afghanistan or the international community. The National Resistance Front (NRF), which is based in the Panjshir Valley, a lush and hilly province adjacent to the capital, is led by Ahmad Massoud, the 33-year-old son of an anti-Taliban combat hero.