Northern Alliance

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United Islamic National Front for the Salvation of Afghanistan
Participant in Afghan Civil War (1996-2001)
War in Afghanistan (2001–2021)
Flag of the Islamic State of Afghanistan
Active1996-2001
StatusSemi-active as the Panjshir resistance
IdeologyAnti-Jihadism
LeadersBurhanuddin Rabbani
Abdullah Abdullah
Ahmad Shah Massoud
Abdul Rashid Dostum
Haji Abdul Qadeer
Muhammad Mohaqiq
Karim Khalili
HeadquartersTaloqan, Afghanistan
Area of operationsIslamic State of Afghanistan
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

The Northern Alliance, officially the United Islamic National Front for the Salvation of Afghanistan, was an anti-Taliban military alliance of warlords and military commanders against the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in support of the Islamic State of Afghanistan.[1] It was active between 1996 and 2001.[1] It was based in the city of Taloqan, Afghanistan.[2] In 2001, it was reported that a leader of the movement was killed by Taliban fighters.[3] The group was dissolved in 2001 following the September 11 attacks with the United States invading the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in the War in Afghanistan.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Northern Alliance". irp.fas.org. Retrieved 2021-09-23.
  2. "Press Backgrounder: Military Assistance to the Afghan Opposition (Human Rights Watch Backgrounder, October 2001)". www.hrw.org. Retrieved 2021-09-23.
  3. "Afghanistan resistance leader feared dead in blast". www.telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2021-09-23.
  4. "Operation Enduring Freedom" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)