Definitions for "Northern Alliance"
The somewhat grandiose name adopted by remnants of the mojahedin regime which held power in Kabul from 1992 to 1995, when the Taliban took over. The Alliance, like most power structures in Afghanistan, is a coalition which constantly splits and coalesces. It controls maybe 10% of the country, mostly near the northern and eastern borders. Its most effective military commander, Ahmed Shah Masood, was assassinated by suicide bombers, almost certainly Taliban agents, a few days before the World Trade Centre attack.
a multiethnic alliance in Afghanistan who practice a moderate form of Islam and are united in their opposition to the Taliban
A military alliance comprised of some so-called Jehadi fundamentalist groups that committed hair-raising crimes when they entered Kabul after the fall of the puppet regime of Dr.Najib in 1992. They killed and raped thousands of girls/ women and men. More importantly they were the first who imposed numerous restrictions on women including wearing the veil. MORE...