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  • Sebastian Junger on Afghanistan’s Slain Rebel Leader Ahmad Shah Massoud

    09/08/2003 7:46:16 PM PDT · by Shermy · 24 replies · 517+ views
    National Geographic ^ | October 2001
    The Perfect Storm author spent a month with anti-Taliban warrior Ahmad Shah Massoud in 2000. Now he offers his reaction to the recent murder of the Northern Alliance leader—and the subsequent attacks on the U.S. In November 2000 [National Geographic] Adventure sent contributing editor Sebastian Junger and photojournalist Reza (see photo gallery) to profile Afghan resistance leader Ahmad Shah Massoud. The resulting article (read an excerpt) appeared in our March/April 2001 issue and has just been reprinted in Fire, a collection of Junger’s journalistic work. ________________________________________________________ On September 9, 2001, suicide bombers killed Massoud. Two days later the U.S. was...
  • Afghanistan - Opposition's military chief Ahmed Shah Massood injured in bomb explosion

    09/09/2001 12:34:59 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 24 replies · 7,101+ views
    Associated Press | September 9, 2001 | KATHY GANNON
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Opposition leader and former defense chief Ahmed Shah Massood was injured and his close aide was killed Sunday in an explosion in northern Afghanistan, said Hajji Kahar, an opposition spokesman. Two men from Algeria posing as journalists apparently hid the explosive device in their camera, Kahar told The Associated Press in a satellite telephone interview from Khodja Bahauddin in northern Takhar province, where the explosion occurred. It's not clear whether the two men with the camera were killed. It's believed they were suicide bombers. "There was a lot of noise and smoke," said Kahar. Massood ...
  • The Lion Prowls in Afghanistan

    10/04/2006 6:10:55 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 23 replies · 773+ views
    Mens News Daily ^ | 10/04/06 | Slater Bakhtavar
    “What I want to say is that he was never an extremist, neither in his private nor political life. He believed that a modern moderate Islam could work in Afghanistan. He said that the extreme left or right failed in Afghanistan, since both had neglected the needs of the people. Therefore, we could not govern Afghanistan like any traditional Muslim country.” -Ahmad Wali Massoud regarding Ahmed Massoud Shah of the Northern Alliance. In 1996, funded financially and backed morally by their allies in Pakistan, the Taliban (”Students of Islamic Knowledge Movement”) emerged as the prominent force in Afghanistan after the...
  • Remembering, 6 years after his death: Massoud's Letter To The People Of America

    09/09/2007 10:07:14 AM PDT · by Andy from Beaverton · 16 replies · 775+ views
    Afghanistan Online ^ | 1998 | Ahmad Shah Massoud
    Massoud's Letter To The People Of America Date: 1998 A Message to the People of the United States of America I send this message to you today on behalf of the freedom and peace-loving people of Afghanistan, the Mujahedeen freedom fighters who resisted and defeated Soviet communism, the men and women who are still resisting oppression and foreign hegemony and, in the name of more than one and a half million Afghan martyrs who sacrificed their lives to uphold some of the same values and ideals shared by most Americans and Afghans alike. This is a crucial and unique moment...
  • Man suspected of links to Massood's assassins arrest

    11/19/2003 10:32:44 AM PST · by ds03 · 4 replies · 254+ views
    Highmark Funds ^ | 11/19/03 | AP
    PARIS, Nov 19, 2003 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- Counter-terrorism agents this week arrested a man suspected of links to the assassins of anti-Taliban military commander Ahmed Shah Massood, France's interior minister said Wednesday. The suspect, not identified by name, was arrested Monday, Nicolas Sarkozy told lawmakers during a question and answer session. Sarkozy said the suspect "was in liaison with the assassins of Commander Massood," the western-backed head of the northern alliance opposed to the Taliban. Massood was slain on Sept. 9, 2001 in northern Afghanistan, two days before the terror attacks in the United States, by two men...
  • Belgium Keeps Suspect in Masood Killing Behind Bars

    10/16/2002 3:43:58 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 274+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | October 16 2002
    BRUSSELS -- A Belgian court extended Tuesday the detention of a 35-year-old Moroccan accused in connection with the killing last year of the Afghan anti-Taleban commander Ahmad Shah Masood, officials said. The suspect, whose identity has not been officially revealed, was arrested on October 8 in Antwerp and has been charged with complicity in the September 2001 killing of the Afghan opposition leader, a spokesman as said. The Brussels court extended his detention warrant by a month pending an investigation into an operation to provide false passports, AFP quoted prosecution spokesman Jos Colpin as saying. Belgian press reports have named...
  • Postal Worker's Letter Tied To Slaying of Afghan Leader

    05/12/2002 10:46:28 PM PDT · by LarryLied · 26 replies · 2,448+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/13/02 | Steve Fainaru and Brooke A. Masters
    NEW YORK -- Authorities believe a U.S. postal employee in custody here helped draft a letter of introduction that may have been used by two men who posed as journalists to assassinate a leading opposition figure in Afghanistan last fall, according to a U.S. official familiar with the case.Click here for full Washington Post article