KABUL, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) — Afghanistan marked on Saturday the 16th anniversary of martyrdom of National Hero Ahmad Shah Massoud to pay tribute to all those who had lost their lives in the war against invasion of the former Soviet Union and the Taliban onslaught. Saturday also marked the start of Hafta-e-Shaheed or Martyrs Week
Tolo News: Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said the recent statement by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the Hizb-e-Islami leader, about Afghanistan’s National Hero Ahmad Shah Massoud are rooted from a reprisal and that those remarks will not affect the status of the country’s martyrs. Abdullah said that Hekmatyar was seeking fame by making such ‘false allegations’.
Al Jazeera: Zubair Massoud, the nephew of Ahmed Shah Massoud, is the adviser to the Afghan National Security Council. He sees the recent influx of ISIL fighters as a major threat to Afghanistan and its neighbouring countries. “The terrorists you see in Syria are the same individuals that are here now in Afghanistan. These are terrorists
By Frud Bezhan September 9, 2016 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Resistance fighter and anti-Taliban leader Ahmad Shah Masud was killed by Al-Qaeda assassins on September 9, 2001, ushering in a chain of events that would place Afghanistan at the center of the global war on terrorism. Two days after his death, Al-Qaeda operatives would carry
By Ron Synovitz and Hamid Mohmand Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 9, 2016 KABUL — Ahmad Masud was 12 years old when his father, the legendary anti-Taliban military commander known as the “Lion of Panjshir,” was killed by two Al-Qaeda suicide bombers in northern Afghanistan on September 9, 2001. The assassination of Ahmad Shah Masud, who also
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 8, 2016 Afghans are commemorating the 15th anniversary of the death of Ahmad Shah Massud, the revered Northern Alliance leader and anti-Taliban commander who was assassinated by Al-Qaeda militants on September 9, 2001. September 8 marks the start of Martyrs Week, which is observed every year in Afghanistan to remember
Tolo News: Members of the Ahmad Shah Massoud Foundation on Monday called on its supporters to remain considerate to the people and not fire off weapons on Massoud Day, on Thursday. For the past 15 years, September 8 is celebrated around the country as Massoud Day and is a public holiday. Click here to read more (external
Khaama Press: The coordinated terror attacks in Brussels has unveiled new information regarding the assassination of a key jihadi leader in Afghanistan as a terror suspect who was arrested by police in Brussels after a dramatic stand-off at a tram stop is believed to have previously been jailed for helping to assassinate an Afghan leader just
The Indian Express: Mohammad Zahir Aghbar says he was allowed to pursue his love for handball even during the resistance because Massoud too loved football and chess. Click here to read more (external link).