Who was the leader of the Mujahideen?

Who was the leader of the Mujahideen?

leader Ahmed Shah Massoud
These forces launched major military attacks on the headquarters of the Mujahideen leader Ahmed Shah Massoud.

What is the relationship between the Taliban and the Mujahideen?

Relationship with the Taliban Nearly all of the Taliban’s original leadership fought in the Soviet-Afghan War for either the Hezb-i Islami Khalis or Harakat-i Inqilab-e Islami factions of the Mujahideen. Veteran mujahideen leaders who fought against the Soviets were divided regarding the Taliban.

Who is controlling Panjshir?

β€œIn recent days, the Taliban entered Panjshir and now 70 per cent of the main streets and passages are under their control, but the valleys of Panjshir are still under the complete control of the popular forces,” Qassem Mohammadi reportedly told FNA.

Who fought against the Taliban?

Fighting alongside Taliban forces were some 28,000–30,000 Pakistanis (usually also Pashtun) and 2,000–3,000 Al-Qaeda militants. Other Pakistani nationals fighting in Afghanistan were regular soldiers especially from the Frontier Corps but also from the Pakistani Army providing direct combat support.

Who was Ahmad Shah Massoud?

The first biography in a decade of Afghan resistance leader Ahmad Shah Massoud. When the Soviets invaded Afghanistan in 1979, the forces of resistance were disparate. Many groups were caught up in fighting each other and competing for Western arms.

How many Taliban prisoners did Ahmad Shah Massoud hold?

Massoud’s soldiers held some 1,200 Taliban prisoners in the Panjshir Valley, 122 of them foreign Muslims who had come to Afghanistan to fight a jihad. In 1998, after the defeat of Abdul Rashid Dostum’s faction in Mazar-i-Sharif, Ahmad Shah Massoud remained the only main leader of the United Front in Afghanistan…

Was Massoud a hero of the Afghan nation?

In 2001, the Afghan interim government under president Hamid Karzai officially awarded Massoud the title of “Hero of the Afghan Nation”. One analyst in 2004 said: One man holds a greater political punch than all 18 living [Afghan] presidential candidates combined. Though already dead for three years….

What did Ahmad Shah Massoud ask the EU to do?

In early 2001, Ahmad Shah Massoud with leaders from all ethnicities of Afghanistan addressed the European Parliament in Brussels, asking the international community to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Afghanistan.