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CNN: War Against Terror: Massoud: US Forgot its Moral Responsibility in Afghanistan
Transcript of an interview with Massoud for CNN's Cold War documentary series, discussing the history of the wars in Afghanistan including the USSR, Pakistan, and the pullout of the United States.
The Economist - Ahmad Shah Masoud
Collected news and analysis about the Northern Alliance leader and his assassination two days before 9/11.
LA Times: Ahmed Shah Masoud
Photo gallery of the Afghanistan leader, taken from 1980 - 1999.
Observer: Waiting for a last battle with the Taliban
Jason Burke interviews the legendary guerrilla commander Ahmed Shah Massood, the Mujahideen who fought the Soviet occupation 20 years ago, and who now fights the Taliban.
Vice: Death of Masoud
Interview with New York photojournalist Jason Florio about Ahmed Massoud, the Taliban, 9/11 and America's connections with both Pakistan and Afghanistan. Includes link to his "Life in Afghanistan" photos.
Wikipedia: Ahmad Shah Massoud
Crowd-sourced encyclopedia article about the Afghani military leader includes links to related subjects.
CNN: How much did Afghan leader know?
Assassinated Afghan opposition leader Ahmed Shah Massoud had "limited knowledge" of a planned attack against the United States and was warning the West of the threat, according to the Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency. (November 06, 2003)
CNN.com - They Had A Plan
Report about the January 2001 terrorism and al-Qaeda briefing by the Clinton administration (Sandy Berger and Richard Clarke) to the new Bush people (Condoleezza Rice and Stephen Hadley), outlining their plan to "roll back" al-Qaeda, breaking up their cells, cutting off their financial support, and increasing covert action in Afghanistan to eliminate their sanctuaries. The plan wasn't endorsed by the Bush principals until September 4, 2001. (August 05, 2002)
Time - Terror Probe: Unmasking the Killer of An Anti-Taliban Leader
French police identified one of the two assassins of Ahmed Shah Massoud as Abedessatar Dahman, a Tunisian who immigrated to Belgium and became part of a radical Islamic group with links to al-Qaeda. (December 17, 2001)
Time - It's Our Turn
The legacy of Ahmed Shah Massoud as seen three months after his assassination. (December 03, 2001)
Time - One Less Weapon Against bin Laden
Discussion possible reasons why Bin Laden had Ahmad Shah Massoud assassinated. (September 24, 2001)
Telegraph: Ahmad Shah Massoud
Full obituary of the leader of the United Front who became known as the "Lion of Panjshir" for his success in resisting Soviet efforts to secure central Afghanistan in the 1980's. (September 17, 2001)
IWPR - Northern Alliance Faces Uncertain Future
Vladimir Davlatov in Dushanbe reports on the severe blow Afghanistan's anti-Taleban forces suffered on the death of their leader. He describes Ahmed Shah Massoud's career, including the peace initiatives he led this year in Europe, backed by all EU leaders. (September 14, 2001)
BBC News: Analysis: Masood's regional allies
With Massood out of the picture, officials from Iran, Russia, Tajikistan, India and Uzbekistan hold an emergency meeting to address the spread of the Taleban's brand of Islamic militancy throughout the region, supported by Pakistan. Addresses the issues of Osama bin Laden and the proposed oil pipeline across Afghanistan. (September 11, 2001)
BBC News: Profile: The Lion of Panjshir
A portrait of the Mujahadeen commander of the Northern Alliance, Ahmed Shah Masood, and how serious a blow it will be for the alliance if it transpires that he has been seriously injured or killed. (September 11, 2001)
Telegraph: Afghanistan resistance leader feared dead in blast
Spokesmen for General Massoud's United Front denied that he had died and accused the Taliban, the wanted Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden and Pakistan of planning the assassination attempt. The Taliban had launched a major offensive the previous week outside Kabul and in Takhar province. From Ahmed Rashid in Lahore. (September 11, 2001)
Telegraph: Massoud had aura and assurance that set him apart
Sandy Gall recalls his meetings with Massoud starting in 1982 during the Russian bombings, and the General's history as leader of the resistance movement which became the United Front. (September 11, 2001)
Telegraph: Afghan resistance chief hurt by camera bomb
A source in the Afghan embassy in neighbouring Tajikistan reported that Ahmad Shah Massoud, the leader of the anti-Taliban resistance in Afghanistan, was injured when a bomb concealed in the video camera of an Arab journalist went off. From Ahmed Rashid in Lahore. (September 10, 2001)
BBC News: Europe fetes anti-Taleban leader
Justin Webb in Strasbourg reports on Ahmed Shah Masood's meetings with key members representing all the main political groups in the European Union. The visit is a major propaganda coup for the Afghan opposition and has infuriated the ruling Taleban militia. (April 05, 2001)
BBC News: France welcomes Afghan rebel
The opposition Afghan military commander, Ahmed Shah Masood, meets with French Foreign Minister Hubert Vedrine and appeals for international support to help confront the Taleban. (April 04, 2001)
BBC News: Afghan rebel visit sparks French row
General Ahmed Masood's visit to France causes an angry reaction from the Taleban for encouraging the opposition, and criticism from French MPs that the visit isn't being held on a high enough level. (April 03, 2001)
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