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24. For an excellent overview of the Great Game, see Peter Hopkirk, The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia (New York, NY: Kodansha, 1992). 25. J. Gohari, The Taliban Ascent to Power (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2000), 7. 26. Gohari, The Taliban Ascent to Power, 8. 27. Baumann, Russian-Soviet Unconventional Wars, 135. 28. Colonel V. Izgarshev, “Afganskaia bol,” Pravda, 17 August 1989. Quoted in Baumann, RussianSoviet Unconventional Wars, 148. 29. Baumann, Russian-Soviet Unconventional Wars, 139 and 142; for an overview of the SovietAfghan War, see also Anthony Arnold, Afghanistan: The Soviet Intervention in Perspective (Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 1986); for a more tactical perspective and small-unit vignettes on Soviet and mujahideen operations respectively, see Dr.

Two factions were of particular importance in this period. 34 Other factions would break way from Hekmatyar’s party to form half a dozen splinter parties operating out of Pakistan; but, until the rise of the Taliban, the Hezb-i-Islami remained one of the most prominent. The second was the Jamiat-e Islami, a faction comprised primarily of Afghans from the northern minority groups, especially Tajiks and Uzbeks. Prominent within the ranks of this more northern-based faction, besides its Tajik leader, Burnahuddin Rabbani, were General Ahmed Shah Massoud, a former police chief of Herat, and Ismail Khan, also of Herat.

34. Goodson, Afghanistan’s Endless War, 61–63. 35. Rashid, Taliban, 21. 36. Rashid, Taliban, 32. 37. Rashid, Taliban, 32. 38. , Afghanistan, 238. This definition, taken from Roy, appears in Girardet’s glossary but does not cite a specific work. However, two publications authored by Roy do appear in Girardet’s bibliography on page 522: Islam and Resistance in Afghanistan (Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 2d Edition, 1990), and Afghanistan: From Holy War to Civil War (Darwin Press). 39.

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