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Jamaat Islami (Afghanistan)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 208
Country: Afghanistan
Date formed: Jan. 1, 1979
Details of Formation: Estd by students at Kabul Uni in 1970s (Rabbani lecturer in Islamic Law). Predominantly Tajik.Fought Soviets. a leader of group was defense minister in 1992 pro gov -1996. Fought Taliban. Killed by Al Qaeda in Sept 2001. Tajik. part of Northern Alliance. US support v Taliban. est. 6400 in 2004. Jamaat also political party. Opposition 3/07 with forming Utd Nat Front with Dostam and others.
Date dissolved: Unknown
Details of Termination:
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): person/minister
Training and Equipment no information
Shared Information and Joint Operations no information
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: domestic government; Foreign government
State Sponsor(s): United States
Other Connection(s):
Membership: ethnic; religious; party activists; students
Location:
Force Strength: [6400, unknown]
Target(s): rebels, insurgents, or other armed group
Purpose(s): protect state, national or religious institutions; protect state, national or religious leader(s)
Other Information: Fought Soviets. Ahmed Masood - defense minister in 1992 pro gov -1996. Fought Taliban. Killed by Al Qaeda in Sept 2001. Tajik. Succeeded by Atta Mohammed -part of Northern Alliance. assoc. leaders Fahim, Rabbani. US support v Taliban. est. 6400 in 2004. Jamaat also political party. Opposition 3/07 with forming Utd Nat Front with Dostam and others.

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