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  Bacha Khan Zadran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Bacha Khan Zadran was appointed governor of Paktia Province, Afghanistan briefly in December 2001, but he was asked to step down after local officials, backed by their own militia, refused to allow him to enter the province capital and take office.
Authorities in Kabul allege that Zadran has also set up checkpoints in Paktia and Khost Provinces, for the purpose of extorting money from travellers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bacha_Khan_Zadran   (233 words)

 CBS News | Afghan Warlord Defiant Amid Threats | August 5, 2002 10:23:18
Bacha Khan Zadran, left, and his gunmen have allied themselves with U.S. troops in their war against the Taliban and al Qaeda.
Bacha Khan Zadran's gunmen, who have allied themselves with the United States in its war against Taliban remnants and al Qaeda fugitives, have sought to assert control over parts of the region in defiance of governors appointed by Karzai's seven-month-old transitional government.
Reached by The AP late Sunday, a defiant Zadran said of Karzai, "If he wants to attack, I'm ready to defend." The warlord continued to assert his "right" to be regional leader of not only Paktia and Khost, but also the province of Paktika to the southwest.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2002/07/23/attack/main515941.shtml   (769 words)

 Bacha Khan Zadran: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
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 Asia Times
He had support in 1996, not anymore." Khan Jan tells the governor that two days ago he went to talk to the Americans, and they told him that they had intelligence in the area proving that he (Khan Jan) was the problem.
Khan Jan is a member of the Alizai - a sub-clan of the Salarzai tribe.
Bacha Khan Zadran is a powerful warlord with a strong military presence in three key Pashtun belt provinces: Paktia, Paktika and Khost.
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 Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Bacha Khan Zadran - whose forces have at times fought alongside U.S. troops but also battled Afghanistan's U.S.-backed government - was handed over at a border crossing on Tuesday afternoon.
Officials in Kabul said Zadran was arrested with their involvement, saying he had repeatedly blocked the main road between Afghanistan's Khost and Paktia provinces.
Zadran was briefly appointed governor of Paktia in December 2001, but removed from the post after local officials, backed by their own militia, refused to allow him to enter the city and take office.
www.rantburg.com /poparticle.php?ID=25606&D=2004-02-04&HC=1   (400 words)

 - DAWN - Latest Stories; 04 February, 2004
Khan requested he be forgiven in a ``mercy petition'' to Musharraf, considering the services he had rendered to Pakistan's nuclear program, the government said.
Khan ``accepts full responsibility for all the proliferation activities, which were conducted by him during the period in which he was at the helm of affairs at Khan Research Laboratories,'' the government said.
Khan is widely reported to have said he was acting on the indirect instructions of two former army chiefs, General Aslam Beg and General Jehangir Karamat.
www.dawn.com /2004/02/02/welcome.htm   (3399 words)

 Ceasefire agreed on Afghan in-fighting
Last week's clashes in the city have pitted Bacha Khan Zadran, a warlord appointed by the government against the local council, the shura.
Mr Zadran, whose forces captured part of Gardez before they were driven back, losing many prisoners, has threatened to launch a counter-attack.
Mr Zadran said his dead soldiers were returned and prisoners belonging to his forces were released.
www.converge.org.nz /pma/cra0136.htm   (276 words)

 Foreign Policy In Focus Policy Report: The War In Iraq Is Not Over and Neither Are The Lies To Justify It
Khan kept his post as governor but was stripped of his position as military commander, a move consistent with the government's policy of separating civil and military duties.
The move to strip Khan of his military authority is purely symbolic, as it is impossible to enforce.
The patronage-based relationships that Khan has nurtured with military commanders in the West will likely ensure that, although he is no longer the official head of the armed forces in that region, unofficially he will retain a great deal of influence over military decisions.
www.fpif.org /papers/afghanrecon2003.html   (8517 words)

 Pravda.RU:Safiullah Gul: US spy planes, copters hover Pakistan tribal belt --Bacha Khan ...
Locals had confirmed that Mossa Dad Khan Kharoti was affiliated with the toppled Taliban and he reportedly used to host the militia and al-Qaeda leaders at his residence, and was also in possession of a satellite phone, which he used to convey messages to the Taliban and al-Qaeda members.
Though both the leaders were in Kabul but Bacha Khan Zadran had tipped his fighters to settle the score by letting the US jets bomb his rivals as saying that they were al-Qaeda members.
Bacha Khan Zadran had also represented Khost, Pakhtia and Paktika provinces in the Afghan conference at Bonn as governor.
newsfromrussia.com /main/2002/01/25/26010_.html   (655 words)

 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Afghanistan timeline February 2004
In Khost, Major Mohammed Isa Khan, the deputy intelligence director of Afghanistan, was assassinated in his car by gunman Hafez Elal.
Police arrested the owner of a taxi used in a suicide bombing that killed a British soldier in Afghanistan on Afghan president Hamid Karzai said that tribal leaders would decide the fate of Bacha Khan Zadran.
At a border crossing, renegade warlord Bacha Khan Zadran and his brother Amanullah Khan Zadran were handed over from Pakistani to Afghan officials.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Afghanistan-timeline-February-2004   (1656 words)

 Afghan Power Brokers Deal Beyond the Gaze of the U.S. (washingtonpost.com)
Khan agreed and headed off in his red pickup truck, splashing through rivulets of mud from melting snow.
Khan's two-sided approach illustrates the complexities facing the U.S. military as it attempts to hunt down the remaining elements of the Taliban and Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda terrorist organization.
Just weeks ago, Khan tried to seize the governorship of Paktia province by force, only to be repelled by rival local leaders in a battle that left 50 dead.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A44363-2002Mar5¬Found=true   (1202 words)

 Guardian | UN strives to halt slide to anarchy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
In Gardez, the scene of the most serious of the recent clashes, Mr Karzai's nominated governor, Haji Bacha Khan Zadran, and his men have been fighting troops loyal to Haji Saifullah, a tribal council chief, using artillery, mortars and heavy machine guns.
Mr Zadran was forced out of Gardez on Friday and took up a position 75 miles south, threatening to launch a counter-attack.
Last month he accused Mr Zadran of misleading the US into bombing a convoy of tribal elders from the area who were travelling to Kabul for the inauguration of the new government.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4349137-108920,00.html   (494 words)

 The American Voice Institute Of Public Policy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Gorbuz blamed loyalists of warlord Bacha Khan Zadran for the attack.
Zadran and Gov. Hakim Taniwal, both of whose forces have been helping U.S. troops in the hunt for militants, have been feuding for months for domination of the area, and heavy violence has broken out since Sunday.
Bismillah Khan, a stocky, workaholic warlord who had fought alongside Masoud for 22 years and was one of his top generals, was the man who led the fake Moroccan journalists on the required frontline tour after Masoud himself approved their visit.
www.americanvoiceinstitute.org /DailyNewsBriefing09-11-02.htm   (10828 words)

 Portsmouth Herald World/National News: Militias withdraw from Mazar-e-Sharif
Three people unconnected to al-Qaida died in rocket strikes in Paktia province this week, said Ghulam Gilani, a son of regional faction leader Bacha Khan, citing reports of local residents.
It pitted fighters allied with the Gardez shura, or council, against the forces of Bacha Khan, who wants to take his seat as governor of Paktia.
Bacha Khan's side was represented by his brother Amanullah Zadran, who is Afghanistan's minister of border and tribal affairs, said deputy borders minister Mirza Ali.
www.seacoastonline.com /2002news/2_9_w1.htm   (582 words)

 Bacha Khan Zadran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
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 e-Ariana - Todays Afghan News
Karzai's tenuous hold was underlined Friday by thousands of demonstrators gathering in two restive provinces, where warlords at odds with Karzai wield substantial influence.
Among the demands were that governors in southern Afghanistan be appointed in consultation with Bacha Khan Zadran, a regional warlord, his brother Kamal Khan Zadran told The Associated Press.
Bacha Khan Zadran's fighters attacked the Paktia capital of Gardez in January in an unsuccessful attempt to install him as the province's governor, and rocketed the city again in April, some of the most serious fighting to break out in the post-Taliban era.
www.e-ariana.com /ariana/eariana.nsf/allDocs/BF847DB6123CA97587256C090066D2F3?OpenDocument   (852 words)

 Allies in fight against terrorism are at war with each other
The province, which borders Pakistan, is one of the key fronts in the war against terrorism, and the United States has been working with both of the rivals in the hunt for al-Qaida and Taliban holdouts.
However, at least 200 of Zadran's men are currently fighting with the U.S. special forces under the command of Zadran's nephew, Jan Baz.
However, Zadran's attempts to control territory in Khost and neighboring Paktia province so angered the central government that Karzai threatened in August to take action against him.
suburbanchicagonews.com /focus/terrorism/archives/0902/w11afghan.html   (850 words)

 USATODAY.com - Decisive push on al-Qaeda caves approaching GARDEZ, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S.-allied Afghan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Khan, the Afghan commander, said the al-Qaeda forces are weak but reaching them is a problem because land mines surround their positions.
The operation came a day after attackers killed four men from the Zadran tribe led by warlord Bacha Khan, who is leading an Afghan militia fighting alongside U.S. troops.
Khost is on the southeastern end of the battle area and is close to the Pakistani border.
www.usatoday.com /news/attack/2002/03/11/usat-warnews.htm   (1068 words)

A rival clan in the city returned fire, sending artillery back into Zadran's valley over the heads of US special forces, literally catching the Americans in the middle.
Zadran came to be described as the Abdul Rashid Dostum of Afghanistan's southeast: an unsavory but necessary ally.
It was hard hit by the drought of the recent years and even the heavy rains of the winter have not replenished the water table.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/afghanistan/gardez.htm   (2085 words)

 ecoi.net - Focus countries » Afghanistan » Security (Khost)
Although anti-Taliban commander Zadran was initially appointed as the governor of southeastern Paktia province, local power brokers and tribal leaders in Paktia eventually forced him out of the provincial capital, Gardez.
Zadran ran an almost parallel administration in Khowst by occupying the governor’s office and his men controlled the departments of public works, transport and customs.
Bacha Khan, a renegade warlord wanted by central authorities in Kabul for openly defying Karzai's rule, had not been arrested, however, but had met with a U.S. delegation just outside the eastern city of Gardez.
www.ecoi.net /doc/en/AF/content/8/1288-15677   (1544 words)

 Around theWorld | www.azstarnet.com ®
PESHAWAR - A renegade Afghan warlord was arrested in a tribal area of Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan, an official said Sunday.
Bacha Khan Zadran - whose forces have at times fought alongside U.S. troops but also have battled with the country's U.S.-backed government - was taken into custody around Dec. 1 by Pakistani paramilitary troops guarding the border.
Zadran was briefly appointed governor of Afghanistan's Paktia province in December 2001.
www.azstarnet.com /sn/preps/1469.php   (482 words)

 Al-Qaida regrouping near Pakistan border   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
As if to underline the warning, minutes later a U.S.-allied commander traveling nearby came under fire and one of his guards was killed in an attack apparently launched by gunmen loyal to Bacha Khan Zadran, a powerful warlord also allied with the United States.
Last week, forces loyal to Bacha Khan Zadran, whose younger brother Kamal Khan Zadran heads the local military garrison, besieged Mustafa in his police headquarters for four days, triggering firefights between supporters of the two leaders even though both are ostensibly assisting U.S. forces.
The military chief, Zadran, who is Mustafa's chief rival for power in the town, said he had received a credible report from a local businessman who supplies fake visas and travel documents to local travelers that bin Laden was moving around the area with about 80 supporters.
www.bouldernews.com /news/terror/mar02/25wpaki.html   (1011 words)

 Afghanistan Biographie U-Z
Frühjahr 2002 Gouverneur von Paktia, wo er in anhaltende Kämpfe mit dem örtlichen Rivalen, Padshah Khan Zadran*, verwickelt war.
Zadran von seinen Gegnern wird vorgeworfen, er habe sich unliebsamer Konkurrenten entledigt, indem seine Milizen einen Konvoi von Stammesführern auf dem Weg von Khost nach Kabul hielten, um sie zur Unterstützung von Zadrans Wahl zum Gouverneur von Paktia zu bewegen - ohne Erfolg.
Juni Zadran bekämpfte bereits die Wahl des Gouverneurs der benachbarten Provinz Paktia, dessen Stelle er hatte einnehmen wollen.
www.afghanistan-seiten.de /afghanistan/bios_u_z.html   (1175 words)

 Winds of Change.NET: Dan's Winds of War: 2004-02-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Khan, who may stand trial though is likely to be pardoned, has concerned Western experts who fear that he may have sold nuclear weapons plans to al-Qaeda.
Renegade Afghan warlord Bacha Khan Zadran, who was arrested in Pakistan some time ago, has now been extradicted back to Afghanistan to face judgement.
Mr Khan, dressed in a tan Kashmir wool jacket, appeared to be bending towards him in supplication.
www.windsofchange.net /archives/004559.php   (4783 words)

 Guardian | Up to 10 killed in Afghanistan gun battle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
An official in the governor's office in Gardez said supporters of warlord Bacha Khan Zadran ambushed a joint Afghan-American patrol that was travelling on the road, sparking a firefight that left at least five of the attackers dead.
"Both sides exchanged light weapons-fire and five of Bacha Khan's people were killed, including his son [Jillani Khan]," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
He said 10 of Mr Zadran's fighters were killed and seven were wounded.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,4632312-108920,00.html   (377 words)

 US soldiers gun down Afghan bodyguard -DAWN - Top Stories; June 9, 2003
The Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) agency quoted anti-Afghan government commander Bacha Khan Zadran as saying the incident took place on Thursday when he sent his son, Abdul Wali, and a bodyguard at the request of local people to hold talks with the US forces over the issue of a massive house-to-house search in the area.
Zadran had already lost a son and several fighters two months ago in fighting with pro-government forces.
The US soldiers were transported into Zadran’s area by helicopters so they could search for Taliban and Al Qaeda fugitives believed to be hiding in the region.
www.dawn.com /2003/06/09/top11.htm   (236 words)

Zadran's gunmen have sought to assert control over territories in Khost and Paktia provinces in defiance of President Hamid Karzai's administration.
Last month, Zadran's bases in Khost were overrun by fighters loyal to Taniwal in several days of fighting.
Khost province, which borders Pakistan, is one of the key fronts in the war against terrorism, and US forces have been working with both sides in the hunt for al-Qaida and Taliban holdouts.
www.outlookindia.com /pti_print.asp?id=89476   (220 words)

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