Members of the Taliban are recorded on video mustering near Mazar-e-Sharif in order to conduct an assault against a splinter faction of the Taliban led by former Taliban leader Mullah Maulvi Mahdi.
Depending on the writer, you'll see Mullah Maulvi Mahdi's last name spelled one of two ways. Either as Mahdi, or Mehdi, this is primarily a fault of translation and either spelling is acceptable. For the too long, didn't read, Mahdi, a former leader in the Taliban, has defected from the organization to secure his own district where he hopes to lead an independent government outside of Taliban control. The Taliban obviously don't like this, as Mahdi was a member and leader inside of the Taliban for the past two years.
The footage above allegedly shows members of the Taliban mustering near Mazar-e-Sharif with personnel and equipment preparing to assault into Mahdi's district. From here, things are only going to get more interesting, as if the Taliban don't immediately retake control of the district from Mahdi's forces, the country will likely fracture as other Taliban leaders splinter off from the main organization to take control of their own territory inside of Afghanistan.
The situation is confusing and ever-fluid in Afghanistan, as the NRF and Afghan Freedom Front are also waging a guerilla war against the now breaking Taliban, which threatens to send the nation into a spiral back to a time where the entire country was ruled and governed by local war lords. We'll do our best to keep the information straight as it comes out, but know that we may get things wrong. The situation in Afghanistan is about to be more confusing than the situation in Syria.