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).