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Abdul Rasool Sayyaf

Afghan resistance Leader

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ImportanceHigh
LocationAfghanistan
AffiliationAfghan resistance
RoleLeader
NationalityAfghan
Alternate Spelling(s)Sheik Abdul Rasool Sayyaf, Ustad Abdul Rasul Sayyaf, Abd-i-Rab Rasoul Sayaf
GenderMale
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
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  • Sayyaf, a Pashtun Afghan, is a militant Islamist who fought the Soviet invasion in the 1980s. He trained Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and a number of other jihadists. He however opposed the Taliban and is a participant in the new Afghan government.
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