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10.04.2012, 23:14

Amrullah Saleh

Former Director General of the National Directorate of Security, Kabul

Born in the Panjshir Province of Afghanistan, Amrullah Saleh last served as the Director General of the National Directorate of Security. In 1997, he was appointed by the anti-Taliban leader Ahmad Shah Massoud to lead the United Front's liaison office at the Afghan Embassy in Dushanbe handling contacts to international non-governmental (humanitarian) organizations and intelligence agencies. After the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States, Amrullah Saleh participated in leading the intelligence operations of the United Front on the ground during the War in Afghanistan (2001-present), which ended in the toppling of the Taliban regime. In early 2004, Saleh was appointed by President Hamid Karzai to lead the National Directorate of Security. However, due to political differences with Karzai, Saleh resigned his position in 2010. Today, he leads one of the strongest Afghan pro-democracy and anti-Taliban movements, the Basej-i Milli (National Movement) or Afghanistan Green Trend.

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