Abdul Rashid Dostum

Abdul Rashid Dostum (Persian: عبدالرشید دوستم) is a former government army general during the Soviet war in Afghanistan and is considered by many to be the leader of Afghanistan's Uzbek community. He is currently part of the leadership council of National Front of Afghanistan along with Ahmad Zia Massoud and Mohammad Mohaqiq, and chairman of his own political party Junbish-e Milli-yi Islami-yi Afghanistan (National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan) or commonly known as Jumbish. He is also Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Afghan National Army, a role often viewed as ceremonial. He participated in battles against the Jihadi fighters in the 1980s as well as against the Taliban in the 1990s.

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2003 In Afghanistan - May
... Mazari Sharif, Afghanistan, six people were killed in a clash between loyalists to Abdul Rashid Dostum and another faction ... Clashes between rival forces loyal to Ustad Atta Mohammad and to General Abdul Rashid Dostum took place in the Gosfandiarea of Sar-i-Pul Province, killing at least two followers from each side ... Atta's men imprisoned a Dostum commander during the exchange ...
Northern Alliance - Human Rights Issue (1997–2001) - Area of Abdul Rashid Dostum
... Until the conquest of Balkh by the Taliban in 1998, Abdul Rashid Dostum controlled the following provinces Samangan, Balkh, Jowzjan, Faryab, and Baghlan provinces ... humanitarian law committed by the United Front forces date from 1996-1998 when Dostum controlled most of the north ... executed in and around Mazar-i Sharif by Dostum's Junbish forces under the command of Abdul Malik Pahlawan ...
2003 In Afghanistan - October
... Sharif, between Atta Mohammad's Tajik Jamiat faction and Abdul Rashid Dostum's Uzbek Junbish faction killed and wounded more than fifty people ... Jalali flew from Kabul to Mazari Sharif to oversee a truce signed between Abdul Rashid Dostum and Atta Mohammad ... up positions in Mazari Sharif to help maintain a truce between Abdul Rashid Dostum and Atta Mohammad ...
Abdul Rashid Dostum - Political Career - Return To Afghanistan
... Late at night on 16 August 2009, Dostum made a requested return from exile to Kabul to support President Hamid Karzai in his bid for re-election ... needs strong friends like Dostum." ...
United National Front (Afghanistan)
... Fahim, parliamentary speaker Yunus Qanuni, Vice President Ahmad Zia Massoud, former general Abdul Rashid Dostum, former Communist-era generals, Sayed Mohammad Gulabzoy and ... suggested that charges filed against their leader Abdul Rashid Dostum could lead to civil war ... Meanwhile, in late 2011, Ahmad Zia Massoud, Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq, and Abdul Rashid Dostum created the National Front of Afghanistan as a reformation of the ...