Muhammad Qasim Fahim

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Muhammad Qasim Fahim
مارشال محمد قسیم فهیم
First Vice President of Afghanistan
In office
19 November 2009 – 9 March 2014
PresidentHamid Karzai
Preceded byAhmad Zia Massoud
Succeeded byYunus Qanuni
Personal details
Born9 October 1957
Omarz, Panjshir, Afghanistan
Died(2014-03-09)9 March 2014 (aged 56 or 57)
Kabul, Afghanistan
ResidenceKabul, Afghanistan
Military service
Nickname(s)Marshal Fahim
AllegianceAfghanistan
Branch/serviceAfghanistan National Army
Years of service1978-2002
RankUS-O11 insignia.svg Field Marshal
CommandsNorthern Alliance
State Security Agency
Battles/warsRussian war in Afghanistan
Pakistan war in Afghanistan
War against Taliban

Field Marshal Muhammad Qasim Fahim (9 October 1957 – 9 March 2014; Persian: محمدقسیم 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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