Abdul Rasul Sayyaf

Abdul Rasul Sayyaf

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ustad Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyab. 1946, Paghman Valley, Afghanistan) is an Afghan Islamist politician. He took part in the war against the PDPA government in the 1980s, leading the Mujahedin faction Islamic Union for the Liberation of Afghanistan. During the war, he received patronage from Arab sources and mobilized Arab volunteers for the Mujahedin forces. Sayyaf is said to have been the one who first invited Osama bin Laden to Afghanistan, after bin Laden's 1996 expulsion from Sudan by the otherwise sympathetic Sudanese r gime under Saudi, Egyptian, and American pressure. In 2005, Sayyaf's Ittehad-al-Islami (or Islamic Union) was converted into the political party, the Islamic Dawah Organisation of Afghanistan. He has been considered a member of the Northern Alliance, despite his close relationship with militant groups such as Al-Qaeda that opposed it.show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613659806X
  • 9786136598062