Ahmad Shah Masoud


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Afghan leader of forces opposed to the Taliban

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The Taliban's policies caused different Afghan factions to ally with the Tajik core of the antiTaliban opposition--the ousted President Rabbani, Ahmad Shah Masoud, and their ally in the Herat area, Ismail Khan.
The Alliance suffered a major setback on September 9, 2001 (two days before, and possibly a part of, the September 11 attacks), when Ahmad Shah Masoud was assassinated by Al Qaeda operatives posing as journalists.
The 1992-96 Tajik-led Kabul administration under Borhanuddin Rabbani and his military chief Ahmad Shah Masoud did not succeed in its attempts to broaden its base.
The current two-way military conflict in Afghanistan pits the Pashtun-dominated Taliban movement, which controls most of the country, against the Tajik-led Northern United Front (UF) headed by former President Borhanuddin Rabbani and his military chief Ahmad Shah Masoud.
The dominant faction in the alliance is the armed forces of former defense minister Ahmad Shah Masoud, who is affiliated with the ousted President Borhanuddin Rabbani's Jam'iat-e Islami faction.
19] Before being ousted from the capital in 1996, Ahmad Shah Masoud transferred a great number of weapons to his base in the Panjsher Valley, [20] where they remain out of action because of fuel and ammunition shortages.
Fighting has resumed between forces of Afghanistan's ruling Taliban government and the rival Northern Alliance led by commander Ahmad Shah Masoud after several months of no hostilities, the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) reported Wednesday.
Afghanistan is currently ruled by President Burhaneddin Rabbani, an ethnic Tajik, whose defence minister, Ahmad Shah Masoud, is also a Tajik.
Abdullah Abdullah, leader of the NCA; Atta Muhammad Noor, Governor of Balkh province; Haji Mohammad Mohaqeq, leader of the IPP; Abdul Rasheed Dostum, head of the Junbesh Milli Party (JMP); Salahuddin Rabbani(Son of the slain former president Rabbani), acting head of the Jameyat Party (JP); Amrullah Saleh, former Director of the National Directorate of Security (NDS); Ahmad Zia Massood (yonger brother of Late Ahmad Shah Masoud and former Vice President with Karzai during his first term), head of the NFP; and Muhammad Younus Qanooni, a member of the JP, were some of the prominent political leaders signed the agreement to form the alliance.
During the anti-Soviet war and Taliban period, Tajik leaders were centered around the legendary mujahedin commander Ahmad Shah Masoud and belonged to the Jamiat Islami (Islamic Society) mujahedin political party led by Burhanuddin Rabbani (assassinated September 20, 2011).
A clash took place between the two communities on September 9, 1012 when a car in procession of Tajiks commemorating the September 9, 2001, death of their historic leader Ahmad Shah Masoud ran over a Hazara bicyclist.
Cabe destacar que el gobierno taliban encontro dentro del pais una fuerte resistencia belica por parte de las fuerzas opositoras, y en primer lugar de la agrupacion armada comandada por Ahmad Shah Masoud, constituida por los tayikos, minoria etnica afgana que habita en el norte de Afganistan en las cercanias de su patria historica que es el pais independiente de Tayikistan, otrora una de las republicas centroasiaticas de la Union Sovietica.
At the same time, Russian Defence Minister Igor Sergeyev meets with Afghan military commander Ahmad Shah Masoud, who heads a coalition of forces fighting against the Taliban.