Amrullah Saleh

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Amrullah Saleh
امرالله صالح
Amrullah Saleh (4).jpg
Saleh in 2011
Acting President of Afghanistan
Claimed
Assumed office
17 August 2021[1]
Preceded byAshraf Ghani
5th First Vice President of Afghanistan
Assumed office
19 February 2020
PresidentAshraf Ghani
Preceded byAbdul Rashid Dostum
Minister of Interior Affairs
In office
23 December 2018 – 19 January 2019
PresidentAshraf Ghani
Preceded byWais Barmak
Succeeded byMasoud Andarabi
Personal details
Born (1972-10-15) 15 October 1972 (age 49)
Panjshir Province, Afghanistan

Amrullah Saleh (Dari/Pashto: امرالله صالح; born 15 October 1972) is an Afghan politician. On 17 August 2021 the government of Afghanistan had lost its power; however, Saleh still had the highest position of (elected) politicians that had not resigned.[1] He started in 2020 as vice president of Afghanistan. Earlier, he was the Minister of Interior Affairs of Afghanistan in 2018 and 2019.

After the Fall of Kabul (2021)[change | change source]

After the Fall of Kabul (2021), Saleh moved himself to the Panjshir Valley; from there he said that an anti-Taliban resistance has started; that group was started by Saleh and Ahmad Massoud and defense minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi.[2][3]

Family[change | change source]

A brother of his, was killed (in Panjshir) by Taliban in September 2021.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Landay, Jonathan; Macfie, Nick; Boyle, John (17 August 2021). "Afghan vice president says he is "caretaker" president". Reuters. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  2. "An anti-Taliban front forming in Panjshir? Ex top spy Saleh, son of 'Lion of Panjshir' meet at citadel". The Week. Retrieved 2021-08-17.
  3. "Afghan Vice President Saleh Declares Himself Caretaker President; Reaches Out To Leaders for Support". News18. 2021-08-17. Retrieved 2021-08-17.
  4. https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/brother-of-former-afghan-vp-shot-dead-by-taliban/article36400731.ece "The Taliban shot dead the brother of Amrullah Saleh, the former Vice-President of Afghanistan, and his driver in northern Panjshir Province, Saleh’s nephew said on Saturday"