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Yunus Qanuni
Yunus Qanuni
Yunus Qanuni
(Dari: یونس قانونی‎, born 1957) is an Afghan politician who was Vice President of Afghanistan. An ethnic Tajik from the Panjshir Valley
Panjshir Valley
in Afghanistan, Qanuni is the leader of the Afghanistan
Afghanistan
e Naween (New Afghanistan) political party and former Speaker of the House of the People (the lower house of parliament or Wolesi Jirga).Contents1 Biography 2 Political career 3 Quotes 4 External sourcesBiography[edit] Following the Soviet Intervention of Afghanistan
Afghanistan
in 1979, Qanuni joined with the mujahideen force led by Ahmad Shah Massoud
Ahmad Shah Massoud
based in his native Panjshir Valley. A protégé of Massoud, he was involved in the creation of the Afghan Northern Alliance
Afghan Northern Alliance
and served as Interior Minister in Burhanuddin Rabbani's government
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BBC
The British Broadcasting
Broadcasting
Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster. Its headquarters are at Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House
in Westminster, London
London
and it is the world's oldest national broadcasting organisation[3] and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees
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Abdul Rasul Sayyaf
Abdul
Abdul
(also transliterated as Abdal, Abdel, Abdil, Abdol, Abdool, or Abdoul, Arabic: عب د
د
ال‎, ʿAbd al-) is the most frequent transliteration of the combination of the Arabic word Abd (عبد, meaning "Servant") and the definite prefix al / el (ال, meaning "the"). It is the initial component of many compound names, names made of two words. For example, عب د
د
الحميد, ʿAbd el-Ḥamīd, usually spelled Abdel Hamid, Abdelhamid, Abd El Hamid or Abdul
Abdul
Hamid, which means "servant of The Praised" (God). The most common use for Abdul
Abdul
by far, is as part of a male given name, written in English
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Bonn, Germany
The Federal City of Bonn
Bonn
(German pronunciation: [ˈbɔn] ( listen)) is a city on the banks of the Rhine
Rhine
in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, with a population of over 300,000. About 24 km (15 mi) south-southeast of Cologne, Bonn
Bonn
is in the southernmost part of the Rhine-Ruhr
Rhine-Ruhr
region, Germany's largest metropolitan area, with over 11 million inhabitants. Because of a political compromise following German reunification, the German state maintains a substantial presence in Bonn, and the city is considered a second, unofficial, capital of the country.[2] Bonn
Bonn
is the secondary seat of the President, the Chancellor, the Bundesrat and the primary seat of six federal government ministries and twenty federal authorities
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Taliban
State allies  Qatar
Qatar
(alleged)[20]   Pakistan
Pakistan
(alleged)[8][21]  
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Pakistan
Coordinates: 30°N 70°E / 30°N 70°E / 30; 70 Islamic Republic
Islamic Republic
of Pakistan اِسلامی جمہوریہ پاكِستان‬ (Urdu) Islāmī Jumhūriyah Pākistān[1]FlagEmblemMotto: Īmān, Ittihād, Nazam ایمان، اتحاد، نظم‬ (Urdu) "Faith, Unity, Discipline" [2]Anthem: Qaumī Tarānah قَومی ترانہ‬ "The National Anthem"[3]Area controlled by
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Latin)
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Burhanuddin Rabbani
Burhānuddīn Rabbānī (Persian/Pashto: برهان‌ الدین رباني; b. 20 September 1940, d. 20 September 2011) was an Afghan politician who served as President of the Islamic State of Afghanistan from 1992 to 1996 (de jure until 2001)
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Ahmad Shah Massoud
Ahmad Shah Massoud
Ahmad Shah Massoud
(Dari Persian: احمد شاه مسعود;[1] September 2, 1953[citation needed] – September 9, 2001) was an Afghan political and military leader. He was a powerful military commander during the resistance against the Soviet occupation between 1979 and 1989. From 1992 he led the government's military wing as he defended Kabul
Kabul
from rival militias attacking the city. After 1996 he was the only remaining opposition commander against the totalitarian Taliban
Taliban
regime,[2] which he fought against until his assassination on September 9, 2001. Massoud managed to defend his local Panjshir Valley from being taken by the Soviets and thereafter by the Taliban[3]. Massoud came from an ethnic Tajik, Sunni
Sunni
Muslim
Muslim
background in the Panjshir valley of northern Afghanistan
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Mujahideen
Mujahideen
Mujahideen
(Arabic: مجاهدين‎ mujāhidīn) is the plural form of mujahid (Arabic: مجاهد‎), the term for one engaged in Jihad (literally, "striving" or "struggling," especially with a praiseworthy aim). In an Islamic context, the Mujahideen
Mujahideen
are holy knights of Allah who are willing to sacrifice their lives for the sake of Allah. Their goals are to defend the weak, uphold justice, vanquish the oppressors and establish peace, order and justice, as well as facilitate the worship of Allah. They have been promised high ranks and status in paradise. Should they fall in battle then their sacrifice is a testament to their faith and belief in Allah
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Wolesi Jirga
The House of the People or Wolesi Jirga (Persian: مجلس نمایندگان افغانستان‎, Pashto: د افغانستان ولسي جرگه‎) abbreviated WJ, is the lower house of the bicameral National Assembly of Afghanistan, alongside the upper House of Elders. The House of the People is the chamber that bears the greater burden of lawmaking in the country, as with the House of Commons in the Westminster model. It consists of 249 delegates directly elected by single non-transferable vote (SNTV).[1] Members are elected by district and serve for five years. The constitution guarantees at least 64 delegates to be female. Kuchi nomads elect 10 representatives through a Single National Constituency. The House of the People has the primary responsibility for making and ratifying laws and approving the actions of the president
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Panjshir Valley
The Panjshir Valley
Panjshir Valley
(also spelled Panjsheer or Panjsher; Persian: درهٔ پنجشير‎ - Dare-ye Panjšēr; literally Valley of the Five Lions) is a valley in north-central Afghanistan, 150 kilometres (93 mi) north of Kabul, near the Hindu Kush
Hindu Kush
mountain range.[1] It is divided by the Panjshir River
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Tājik People
Tajik (Dari: تاجيک‎: Tājīk, Tajik: Тоҷик) is a general designation for a wide range of Persian-speaking people of Iranian origin,[14] with traditional homelands in present-day Tajikistan, Afghanistan
Afghanistan
and Uzbekistan. As a self-designation, the term Tajik, which earlier on had been more or less pejorative, has become acceptable only during the last several decades, particularly as a result of Soviet administration in Central Asia.[14] Alternative names for the Tajiks
Tajiks
are Fārsī (Persian), Fārsīwān (Persian-speaker), and Dīhgān (cf. Tajik: Деҳқон) literally "farmer or settled villager", in a wider sense "settled" in contrast to "nomadic" and also described as a class of land-owning magnates during the Sassanid
Sassanid
and early Islamic period).[15][16] Not all Tajiks
Tajiks
speak a variety of modern Persian
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Dari Language
Darī (Dari: دری‎ [daˈɾiː]) or Dari Persian (فارسی دری Fārsī-ye Darī [fɒːɾsije daˈɾiː]) or synonymously (فارسی Fārsī [fɒːɾsiː]) is the variety of the Persian language
Persian language
spoken in Afghanistan.[9][10] Dari is the term officially recognized and promoted since 1964 by the Afghan government for the Persian language,[9] hence, it is also known as Afghan Persian in many Western sources.[2][11] This has resulted in a naming dispute
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Afghanistan
Coordinates: 33°N 65°E / 33°N 65°E / 33; 65Islamic Republic of Afghanistanد افغانستان اسلامي جمهوریت‬ (Pashto) Da Afġānistān Islāmī Jumhoryat جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان‬ (Dari) Jomhūrīyyeh Eslāmīyyeh AfġānestānFlagCoat of armsMotto: لا إله إلا الله، محمد رسول الله‬ "Lā ʾilāha ʾillā llāh, Muhammadun rasūlu llāh" "There is no God but Allah; Muhammad
Muhammad
is the messenger of Allah. (Shahada)Anthem: Millī Surūd ملي سرود‬ (English: "National Anthem")Capital and larg
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Mirwais Yasini
Mirwais Yasini (born in 1962) is the current First Deputy Speaker of the Lower House of the Afghan Parliament. Following the Communist coup in 1978, Mirwais Yasini worked actively to combat the Soviet invasion, and went on to oppose the Taliban from 1993 to 2001 as a social and political activist
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