|Acting President of Afghanistan|
17 August 2021 – 6 September 2021
|Preceded by||Ashraf Ghani|
|Succeeded by||Office abolished|
|5th First Vice President of Afghanistan|
19 February 2020 – 6 September 2021
|Preceded by||Abdul Rashid Dostum|
|Minister of Interior Affairs|
23 December 2018 – 19 January 2019
|Preceded by||Wais Barmak|
|Succeeded by||Masoud Andarabi|
|Born||15 October 1972|
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. He was the acting president of Afghanistan from the Fall of Kabul on 17 August 2021 until 6 September 2021. 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.
Family[change | change source]
in September 2021, Taliban killed one of his brothers in Panjshir.
References[change | change source]
- Landay, Jonathan; Macfie, Nick; Boyle, John (17 August 2021). "Afghan vice president says he is "caretaker" president". Reuters. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
- "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.
- "Afghan Vice President Saleh Declares Himself Caretaker President; Reaches Out To Leaders for Support". News18. 2021-08-17. Retrieved 2021-08-17.
- 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"