Babrak Karmal

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Babrak Karmal
ببرک کارمل
General Secretary of the Central Committee of the People's Democratic Party
In office
27 December 1979 – 4 May 1986
Preceded by Hafizullah Amin
Succeeded by Mohammad Najibullah
Chairman of the Presidium of the Revolutionary Council
In office
27 December 1979 – 24 November 1986
Preceded by Hafizullah Amin
Succeeded by Haji Mohammad Chamkani
Chairman of the Council of Ministers
In office
27 December 1979 – 11 June 1981
Preceded by Hafizullah Amin
Succeeded by Sultan Ali Keshtmand
Personal details
Born Sultan Hussein
(1929-01-06)6 January 1929
Kamari, Kabul Province, Kingdom of Afghanistan
Died 3 December 1996(1996-12-03) (aged 67)
Moscow, Russia
Political party People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan
Religion Islam

Babrak Karmal was an Afghan politician. Karmal was made President of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union at the beginning of the Soviet–Afghan War.[1]

Under Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Union deposed Karmal and replaced him with Mohammad Najibullah. Following his loss of power, Karmal was exiled to Moscow.

References[change | change source]

  1. Whitaker, Raymond (5). "Obituary:Babrak Karmal". The Independent. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-babrak-karmal-1313192.html. Retrieved 13 September 2016.