Northern Alliance

1996–2001 anti-Taliban military front in Afghanistan

The Northern Alliance, officially the United Islamic National Front for the Salvation of Afghanistan, was an anti-Taliban military alliance of warlords and military commanders against the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in support of the Islamic State of Afghanistan.[1] It was active between 1996 and 2001.[1] It was based in the city of Taloqan, Afghanistan.[2] In 2001, it was reported that a leader of the movement was killed by Taliban fighters.[3] The group was dissolved in 2001 following the September 11 attacks with the United States invading the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in the War in Afghanistan.[4]

United Islamic National Front for the Salvation of Afghanistan
LeadersBurhanuddin Rabbani
Abdullah Abdullah
Ahmad Shah Massoud
Abdul Rashid Dostum
Haji Abdul Qadeer
Muhammad Mohaqiq
Karim Khalili
Dates of operation1996-2001
HeadquartersTaloqan, Afghanistan
Active regionsIslamic State of Afghanistan
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
Battles and warsAfghan Civil War (1996-2001)
War in Afghanistan (2001–2021)

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Northern Alliance". Retrieved 2021-09-23.
  2. "Press Backgrounder: Military Assistance to the Afghan Opposition (Human Rights Watch Backgrounder, October 2001)". Retrieved 2021-09-23.
  3. "Afghanistan resistance leader feared dead in blast". Retrieved 2021-09-23.
  4. "Operation Enduring Freedom" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2021-08-19. Retrieved 2021-09-23.