KABUL, Afghanistan | Anti-communist guerrilla who became Afghan president dies

11Feb - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Sibghatullah Mujadidi, who was Afghanistan’s first president following the withdrawal of invading Soviet troops from Afghanistan and the collapse in 1992 of Kabul’s pro-communist government, has died. He was 93.

His former spokesman Sharif Yusufi says Mujadidi died overnight Tuesday in the Afghan capital.

During the 10-year invasion by the former Soviet Union that ended in 1989, Mujadedi led perhaps the smallest and most moderate of the guerrilla groups, backed by the United States.

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