Famous Afghan Military Leaders

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Ahmad Shah Massoud
(Minister of Defense of Afghanistan (1992-2001))

Ahmad Shah Massoud
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Birthdate: September 2, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bazarak, Afghanistan
Died: September 9, 2001

Ahmad Shah Massoud was an Afghan military commander and politician. From 1979 to 1989, he played an important role in the Soviet-Afghan War, where he served as a powerful guerrilla commander. He was nicknamed Lion of Panjshir for his role in the war. Massoud was assassinated by Al-Qaeda in 2001. His death anniversary is observed as a national holiday in Afghanistan.

Ahmad Shah Durrani
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Birthdate: 1722 AD
Birthplace: Herat, Afghanistan
Died: October 16, 1772

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Abdur Rahman Khan
(Emir of Afghanistan)

Abdur Rahman Khan
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Birthdate: 1844 AD
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan
Died: October 1, 1901
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 4 
Mohammed Omar
(Terrorist)

Mohammed Omar
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Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Kandahar, Afghanistan
Died: April 23, 2013

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Sebüktigin
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Birthdate: 0942 AD
Birthplace: Barskhan, Afghanistan
Died: August 5, 0997

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Sher Ali Khan
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Birthdate: 1825 AD
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan
Died: February 21, 1879

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Niloofar Rahmani
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Birthdate: September 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Logar Province Logar, Afghanistan
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Abdul Haq
(Military commander)

Abdul Haq
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Birthdate: April 23, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nangarhar, Afghanistan
Died: October 26, 2001

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Mullah Dadullah
(Guerrilla commander)

Mullah Dadullah
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Birthdate: 1966 AD
Birthplace: Oruzgan, Afghanistan
Died: March 13, 2007

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Khatool Mohammadzai
(Military personnel)

Khatool Mohammadzai
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Birthdate: 1966 AD
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan

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Latifa Nabizada
(Helicopter pilot, Colonel)

Latifa Nabizada
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Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan

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Munir Mangal
(Military officer)

Munir Mangal
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Birthdate: 1950 AD
Birthplace: Paktia, Afghanistan
Died: May 2, 2020