Mohammed Fahim

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Field Marshal
Mohammad Qasim Fahim
مارشال محمد قسیم فهیم
Mohammad Fahim in 2004 cropped.jpg
Mohammad Qasim Fahim in 2004
First Vice President of Afghanistan
In office
19 November 2009 – 9 March 2014
President Hamid Karzai
Preceded by Ahmad Zia Massoud
Succeeded by Yunus Qanuni
Personal details
Born 9 October 1957
Omarz, Panjshir, Afghanistan
Died 9 March 2014(2014-03-09) (aged 56 or 57)
Kabul, Afghanistan
Residence Kabul, Afghanistan
Military service
Nickname(s) Marshal Fahim
Allegiance Afghanistan
Service/branch Afghanistan National Army
Years of service 1978-2002
Rank US-O11 insignia.svg Field Marshal
Commands Northern Alliance
State Security Agency
Battles/wars Russian war in Afghanistan
Pakistan war in Afghanistan
War against Taliban

Field Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim (Persian: 9 October 1957 – 9 March 2014; محمد فهیم also known as "Marshal Fahim Khan") was an Afghan military commander, and politician. He was the Vice President of Afghanistan from November 2009 until his death in March 2014.[1] He was the Defense Minister of the Afghan Transitional Administration, beginning in 2002. He also served as Vice President of Afghanistan from June 2002 to December 2004. Marshal Fahim was a member of Afghanistan's Tajik ethnic group.

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