Ahmed Gailani

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Gailani in September 2014

Sayyid Ahmed Gailani (Persian: پیر سید احمد گیلانی‎‎; 1932 – 20 January 2017) was an Afghan Islamic leader and politician. He was the leader (Pir) of the Qadiriyya Sufi order in Afghanistah. He was also the founder of the National Islamic Front of Afghanistan. The party was tied with the Mujahideen who led the war against the Soviet Union in the 1980s. He also founded the High Peace Council in 2001. He was born in Surkh-Rōd District, Nangarhar Province.

Gailani died after an illness on 20 January 2017 in Kabul. He was 84.[1]

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  1. "Government says High Peace Council chief dies". Fox News. 21 January 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2017.