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 Mohammed Fahim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Later Fahim was removed as defense minister by President Hamid Karzai on December 23, 2004, as the transitional administration gave way to a popularly-elected administration.
Prior to the fall of the Taliban, Fahim was a factional leader of the Afghan Northern Alliance.
Mohammed Fahim was not chosen by Karzai's to be one of his Vice President and later not reappointed Defence Minister.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mohammed_Fahim   (420 words)

 Mohammed Qasim Fahim
Fahim, 45, at first was Karzai's vice president and survived an attempt on his life in the eastern city of Jalalabad during a spring visit in 2002.
Mohammad Qasim Fahim became the defense minister of the Afghan Transitional Administration in 2002.
Fahim is making no secret of the fact that he and his fellow ethnic Tajiks are not willing to be sidelined during the run-up to the presidential elections.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/afghanistan/fahim.htm   (778 words)

 Afghan Profiles - Qasim Fahim
Fahim is a capable commander, but a good warlord must be a diplomat too, and Fahim is an awkward looking and personally unlikable man with a temper problem.
Supposedly, Fahim arrested, beat, and nearly murdered Hamid Karzai in the 1990s, until one of Hekmatyar’s rockets hit the compound, and Karzai escaped in the confusion.
Fahim commanded the strongest army opposing the Taliban, and he was within miles of Kabul, the capital.
www.zmong-afghanistan.com /profiles/fahim.asp   (403 words)

 Afghanistan Online: Biography (Mohammad Qasim Fahim)
Fahim was a former Defense Minister and Vice President in Hamid Karzai's transitional government.
Mohammad Qasim Fahim rose to prominence after taking over Ahmad Shah Masood's army when he was assassinated by suicide bombers on September 9, 2001.
Fahim was born in Immerse, a village in the Panjshir Valley, in 1957.
www.afghan-web.com /bios/today/fahim.html   (316 words)

 Notes on General Mohammed Fahim
Two men carrying bombs were arrested on a street frequently used by Defense Minister Mohammad Qasim Fahim, Mir Jan, deputy head of foreign relations of the Defense Ministry, told Reuters.
Fahim and his Northern Alliance faction forms the backbone of Karzai's government, set up after the United States toppled the Taliban regime last year.
Fahim, 45, who is also a vice president, survived an earlier attempt on his life in the eastern city of Jalalabad during a spring visit.
www.spongobongo.com /em/nm/eme9931.htm   (344 words)

 iWon - News
Fahim is believed to have been furious that Karzai asked U.S. special forces to guard him instead of the Northern Alliance, but the defense minister told the briefing he supported the move.
Fahim told reporters the rumors of the rift with Karzai had been circulated by al Qaeda and Taliban sources as well as "specific enemies," an apparent reference to neighboring Pakistan which once backed the Taliban.
Fahim also used the rare media outing to call on the international community to come forward with promised cash to help rebuild a country ravaged by over 20 years of war.
news1.iwon.com /politics/article/id/260347|politics|08-17-2002::09:40|reuters.html   (635 words)

 Global Vision News Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Fahim had rescheduled this trip - his first official visit as Defense Minister - three times because Gul Agha Shirzai, the legendary warlord who now runs Kandahar and neighboring provinces, had announced bad weather and otherwise conveyed his instructions to Fahim to wait.
Fahim, in his pubic talks in the governor's office and elsewhere, politely asked Shirzai to contribute his troops to the force taking shape in Kabul.
At one point, Fahim said that it was understandable why Kandaharis needed not worry about money from the central government because it was such a rich state with so many goods passing through it.
www.gvnews.net /html/GlobalCrisis/alert1125.html   (986 words)

 [ www.azadiradio.org ]
Defense Minster Marshall Mohammad Qasim Fahim announced on 4 August that he would back the candidacy of former education minister Mohammad Yunos Qanuni in the 9 October presidential elections, the BBC reported (see "RFE/RL Afghanistan Report," 31 July 2004).
Fahim said that he "shall not allow anybody to resort to the gun" to harm the election process, Reuters reported on 4 August.
Fahim controls his own militia in Kabul and Panjsher Province, north of the capital, and was expected to have been Karzai's first running mate nominee because of his potential to disrupt the electoral process.
www.azadiradio.org /en/dailyreport/2004/08/05.asp   (444 words)

 Asia Times -
Fahim and Qanooni are both successors to Ahmed Shah Masoud, the charismatic warlord hailed by many as the probable future leader of Afghanistan in a post-Taliban nation, had he lived.
The cooperation of warlords such as Fahim and Qanooni was central to US Operation Enduring Freedom, and in fact they were paid off by the US and Britain in return for supporting Karzai and fighting against the Taliban.
Fahim and Qanooni won their posts as ministers of defense and education in the summer 2002 loya jirga (council) to select a transitional government, where US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad played a central role to ensure that Karzai and the Northern Alliance remained in power.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Central_Asia/EJ08Ag03.html   (2315 words)

 Tired of fighting, more Afghans give up the gun (Good News!)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Watched by Defence Minister Mohammad Qasim Fahim, the men stood in line wearing pajama-like shalwar kameez outfits, turbans or traditional "pakul" hats and blankets draped over their shoulders to shelter from the cold.
Fahim leads the Northern Alliance, the mainly Tajik faction involved in fighting both the Soviet occupation in the 1980s and the Taliban during the 1990s.
On display for Fahim and guests from the United Nations and the 11,500-strong U.S.-led force in Afghanistan were containers of small arms, 10 to 15 tanks, several small and large artillery pieces, heavy machine guns and anti-aircraft guns.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1023336/posts   (670 words)

 [ www.azadiradio.org ]
The Afghan Defense Ministry has expressed its appreciation to Ata Mohammad for his side's handover of heavy weaponry in northern Afghanistan and urged Dostum's forces to follow suit, Afghanistan Television reported on 4 December.
Fahim said that he intends to bring the heavy weapons under his personal command in Panjsher Valley to Kabul in order to "nationalize" the Afghan Defense Ministry.
Fahim also vowed that once all of the heavy weapons under his command are brought to Kabul, they will be withdrawn outside the capital.
www.azadiradio.org /en/dailyreport/2003/12/05.asp   (478 words)

Mohammad Qasim Fahim and Abdullah Abdullah would keep their respective posts as defense minister and foreign minister.
Mohammad Yunus Qanooni, who resigned his post of interior minister at the opening ceremony of the Loya Jirga, was offered the post of education minister.
The Reconstruction Minister is Mohammed Fahim Farhang, and the new Haj and Mosques Minister is Mohammed Amin Naziryar.
www.ariaye.com /english/govern.html   (1127 words)

 APAN | Terrorism | Press Summaries and Special Reports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Although Gliemeroth did not identify any group or faction by name, his remarks are seen as directed toward Afghan Defense Minister Mohammad Qasim Fahim’s Jamiat-e-Islami faction that continues to occupy strategic points in and around the city.
Fahim is accused of continuing to strengthen his own militia while the progress of an Afghan national army lags.
Fahim denies the allegations that he is forming his own private militia and insists that thousands of ethnic Tajiks under his command are the core of a future Afghan national army.
www.apan-info.net /terrorism/terrorism_press_summary_detail.asp?id=295   (498 words)

 HRW: "Killing You is a Very Easy Thing For Us": Human Rights Abuses in Southeast Afghanistan: Index of Names Used In ...
Mohammad Qasim Fahim, the defense minister of Afghanistan, formerly a senior military commander in the Jamiat-e Islami wing of the Northern Alliance, and currently a powerful leader in Shura-e Nazar.
Mohammad Arif, the chief of the Afghan intelligence agency, the Amniat-e Melli, a member of Shura-e Nazar.
Now somewhat splintered, the party is dominated by a cleric, Mohammad Asef Mohseni, the military commander Sayeed Hossein Anwari, currently the agricultural minister in Afghanistan’s transitional government, and Sayeed Mohammad Ali Javeed, currently the minister of transportation.
hrw.org /reports/2003/afghanistan0703/3.htm   (802 words)

 Afghanistan: Fahim Rejects Reports of Mass Grave, Launches Probe
KABUL -- Afghan Defense Minister Mohammad Qasim Fahim on Wednesday denied reports of a mass grave of Taliban prisoners said to have suffocated in Northern Alliance trucks, but said an investigation had been launched.
Fahim described as "irresponsible" Musharraf's comments that Hamid Karzai's government lacked control over much of Afghanistan, and that this could lead to the re-emergence of the Taleban and Al-Qaeda.
He was responding to comments by Musharraf, in an exclusive interview with AFP late Monday, that the failure of Kabul and its U.S. allies to establish control outside the capital since the fall of the Taleban regime last year was allowing it and Al-Qaeda to reform as a force.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/737190/posts   (757 words)

 ISN Security Watch - Mas'ud's legacy stirs up Afghan elections
Fahim was not seen as the most capable person for the job or the best representative of the Tajiks, Afghanistan's second-largest ethnic group, but was rather viewed as a powerful military man who, if not included on the ticket, would potentially create trouble for Karzai.
However, there is another factor that the younger Mas'ud brings to Karzai's campaign, which Fahim, by allying himself with Karzai in the last few months, has lost: the support of the powerful leaders ("jihadi") of the former Afghan mujahideen parties.
People such as Fahim, Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah, and current presidential candidate Mohammad Yunos Qanuni are all considered to be unofficial members of Shura'-ye Nezar.
www.isn.ethz.ch /news/sw/details.cfm?ID=9360   (951 words)

 Mystery Blood Clots Killing US Troops
Kothari named Afghan Defense Minister Mohammad Qasim Fahim and Education Minister Younis Qanooni as offenders, calling for their removal from office this Sept. 13.
Fahim and Qanooni are both successors to Ahmed Shah Masood, the charismatic warlord hailed by many as the probable future leader of Afghanistan in a post-Taliban nation, had he lived.
The cooperation of warlords such as Fahim and Qanooni was central to U.S. Operation Enduring Freedom and in fact they were paid off by the United States and Britain in return for supporting Karzai and fighting against the Taliban.
www.rense.com /general42/USreplacesoneafghan.htm   (2299 words)

 The Epoch Times | Karzai's Afghan Cabinet List Seen Sidelining Rivals
Karzai has headed an interim government for the past three years and after winning the Oct. 9 poll was expected to weed out military figures and bring in people with the education and experience needed to reassure Western donors.
Political insiders said he has dumped Defense Minister Mohammad Qasim Fahim and will also exclude Yunus Qanuni, the runner-up in the presidential poll.
Fahim, a commander of the Northern Alliance that helped drive the Taliban from power, fell out with Karzai in the run-up to the presidential poll.
english.epochtimes.com /news/4-12-23/25177.html   (491 words)

 Afghanistan to resume military ties with Russia- The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
moscow: afghanistan's new government will resume military co-operation and acquisition of arms from russia, afghan defence minister mohammad qasim fahim said on saturday on the eve of his visit to moscow.
in an interview to the government-run ria-novosti agency, fahim, who is beginning his week-long visit to moscow tomorrow, said co-operation with russia was "optimal" from the economic and military point of view in rebuilding the afghan armed forces.
fahim's visit would prepare the ground for interim leader hamid karzai's visit to moscow next month.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /articleshow/msid-467963,prtpage-1.cms   (187 words)

 Iraqi held over attempt to kill Afghan president, defence minister
Saleh said the 22-year-old, loaded with 10 kilogrammes of C-4 plastic explosives, was seized Friday as he staked out Fahim's residence in the upmarket Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, home to many foreign embassies.
He said that Horami claimed to have spent time in the disputed region of Kashmir, before travelling to Afghanistan via Pakistan and that he "bluntly admitted what he was tasked to do".
Fahim, a powerful member of the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance resistance movement which continues to dominate the government, survived an attempt on his life earlier this year in the eastern city of Jalalabad.
www.spacedaily.com /2002/021123114738.qyp5e6fk.html   (581 words)

A United Nations housing expert is calling for the removal of Afghan Defense Minister Mohammad Qasim Fahim and other senior Afghan officials implicated in a scandal over the seizure of real estate in Kabul.
Among the most prominent names on the list are Defense Minister Mohammad Qasim Fahim and Education Minister Yunis Qanooni.
Afghan Reconstruction Minister Mohammad Amin Farhang, who is not among the cabinet ministers listed as taking land in Sherpur, told RFE/RL that Karzai only became aware of the issue last week.
www.rferl.org /features/2003/09/16092003172117.asp   (880 words)

 Background of the "Northern Alliance", November 16, 2001
Ahmad Shah Mas'oud‘s Heir: Gen. Mohammad Qasim Fahim
Mohammad Qasim Fahim: Successor of Ahmad Shah Mas‘oud as overall military commander of the Alliance and also as leader of the Tajik fighters from the Panjshir Valley area; he is the subject of the Profile on Page 10 of this issue.
Hajj (Ayatollah) Mohammad Muhaqiq: The Hazara and Hizb-e Wahdat commander in the north; he was one of three commanders, along with Dostum and the Tajik Mohammad Ustad ‘Atta, who took Mazar-i-Sharif.
www.theestimate.com /public/111601.html   (2281 words)

 smh.com.au - Four killed in blast assassination bid on Afghan minister
An explosion killed at least four people and injured 18 in an apparent assassination attempt on the Afghan Defence Minister, Mohammad Qasim Fahim, in the eastern city of Jalalabad yesterday, officials said.
Mr Fahim, an ethnic Tajik, is the successor to the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance military leader, Ahmad Shah Massoud, the Northern Alliance warlord who was assassinated two days before the September 11 attacks in the United States.
Mr Fahim is a prominent member of Hezb-e-Islami's arch rivals, the Jamiat-i-Islami.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2002/04/08/1017206314658.html   (387 words)

 Pajhwok Afghan News
The 34 members, who had earlier made their way to the upper house for the interim period, will cease to be its members after the holding of district council elections, delayed for technical reasons.
In a chat with this scribe, former defence minister Mohammad Fahim Qasim confirmed his appointment to the upper house.
Hailing elections to the two houses of parliament as a good omen, Fahim said the Afghans would prove to the world that they had ability to unite on a single platform to rebuild their country after decades of strife and destruction.
www.pajhwak.com /viewstory.asp?id=10186   (691 words)

 EurasiaNet Eurasia Insight - Afghanistan: Nepotism, Cronyism Widespread In Government
Fahim and his two deputies -- Atiqullah Baryalai and Bismillah Khan, as well as Abdul Latef, a senior official at the Defense Ministry -- are members of Shura-yi Nezar, a loose political grouping comprised of former mujahedin parties.
Two of Education Minister Mohammad Yunos Qanuni’s cousins, Saifi and Mohammad Hasan, serve as ambassadors to Bulgaria and Ukraine, respectively, while Transitional Authority Chairman Hamid Karzai chose two of his uncles, Abdul Aziz and Abdul Ghaffor, as ambassadors to the Czech Republic and Egypt, respectively.
Mohammad Yusof Pashtun, Afghanistan’s urban development minister, told RFE/RL that nepotism emerged in force during the jihad, the holy struggle, against the Moscow-backed government in Kabul.
www.eurasianet.org /departments/insight/articles/eav051103.shtml   (923 words)

 Fahim Says He Won’t Support Karzai in Poll
Fahim’s comments came almost a week after Karzai rebuffed Fahim by not naming him as one of two vice presidential candidates.
Fahim was widely expected to be named as one of the vice presidential candidates, but at the last minute Karzai instead chose Ahmed Zia Massoud, Afghanistan’s ambassador to Russia and brother of the slain commander Ahmad Shah Massoud.
Fahim and other leaders from the Northern Alliance supported Karzai during the Bonn conference and then during a Loya Jirga to become president.
www.arabnews.com /?page=4§ion=0&article=49418&d=5&m=8&y=2004&pix=world.jpg&category=World   (663 words)

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