Jamiat-e Islami-yi Afghanistan

Jamiat-e Islami-yi Afghanistan is a predominately Tajik Islamist political party founded in the 1970s by Burhanuddin Rabbani, the President of Afghanistan from 1992-1996. Jamiat became a military faction during the Soviet occupation and later comprised the bulk of the military forces of the Rabbani government in the early 1990s. Although Rabbani was Jamiat’s original official leader, Ahmad Shah Massoud, as the leader of Jamiat’s military wing, was its most powerful figure. Massoud founded and led Shura-e Nazar, a military federation including other mujahidin military forces.VideoVideo: 2012 Burhanuddin Rabbani interview day before his deathVideo: Ahmad Shah Massoud tribute video.

Jamiat-e Islami-yi Afghanistan, also known as Jamiat-i-Islami, Islamic Society is an active group formed c. 1992.
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