Amanullah Khan (militia leader)

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Amanullah Khan is an Afghan militia leader who is reported to have engaged in a local civil war with Ismail Khan, then the governor of the Province of Herat.[1]

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported in 2004 that just prior to the Presidential elections Amanullah Khan had won what local reports called a "major victory" over the Governor's own local militia.[1]

The ABC report repeated one theory about the civil war—that Amanullah Khan's attacks secretly had backing from the central government in Kabul, which hoped the attacks would erode the strength of Ismail Khan's own militia—estimated to number as many as 30,000 fighters.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Michael Dwyer (2004-08-29). "Afghanistan presidential election a week closer". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2009-01-13.