|Allegiance|| Soviet Union (1987-???)
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (1991-2001)
|Years of service||1987-2001|
Jumma Kasimov (also known as Jummah Khan Namangani and Jumaboi Ahmadzhanovich Khojayev) was a young "charismatic" Uzbek leader with a substantial following who founded the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and received substantial Taliban patronage, allowed to operate freely in Northern Afghanistan.
Conscripted into the Soviet Army in 1987, as a member of an elite paratrooper force he fought in the war in Afghanistan.
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