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Ismaili militia (Afghanistan)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 205
Country: Afghanistan
Date formed: May 26, 1988
Details of Formation: Ismaili militia, which was formed by the Soviet-installed Communist government but now backs the mujahideen leadership headed by Rabbani, UPI 15.08.1992 Opposed Taliban - so not progov from Sept96. Supported by Soviets (Russia in this dataset)
Date dissolved: Sept. 27, 1996
Details of Termination: Opposed Taliban - so not progov from Sept96.
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): state/military institution; sub-national government
Training and Equipment no information
Shared Information and Joint Operations no information
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: domestic government; plunder and loot
State Sponsor(s): Russia
Other Connection(s):
Membership: religious
Location: Baghlan
Force Strength: [1500, unknown]
Target(s): civilians; rebels, insurgents, or other armed group
Purpose(s): self-defense and security
Other Information: