Zadran (Pashtun tribe)
The Zadran (Pashto: ځدراڼ dzadrāṇ; pronounced dzādroṇ in Khost-Paktia dialect), also spelled Dzadran and Jadran, is a Pashtun tribe of Afghanistan, originating in a contiguous arc-shaped area in the east of Loya Paktia, which consists of Wuza Zadran, Shwak and Gerda Seray districts of Paktia province, Nika, Ziruk, Gayan and Urgun districts of Paktika province, and parts of Qalandar, Nadir Shah Kot and Spera districts of Khost province. Few members of the tribe can be also found in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border. According to the Asia Times the Zadran is a branch of the Sulaiman Khel. According to Zadran.com, Zadran are a branch of the Karlanri supertribe.
Prominent members of the Zadran tribe include:
|Abdul Wali Khan||
|Kamal Khan Zadran|
|Jalal Ud Din Haqqani|
2- Khalil Haqani 3- Ismail Haqani
|Saad Akbar Babrak||
- "Zadran: Pashtun tribe mainly residing in the “Zadran Arc” a 9-district area encompassing portions of the Paktya, Paktika and Khowst provinces.", Paktia Executive Summary on nps.edu
- Paktika Executive Summary on nps.edu
- Khost Executive Summary on nps.edu
- "Afghan power brokers: Playing the tribal loyalty card". Christian Science Monitor. 2002-06-10. Retrieved 2009-06-08.[dead link]
- Syed Saleem Shahzad (2002-03-07). "Taliban draw strength from tribal roots". Asia Times. Retrieved 2009-06-08. "Maulana Jalaluddin Haqqani, who captured Khost province from the communist militia in 1991, hails from the Zadran tribe, which is a branch of the Soloman Khail. Similarly, most of the Taliban in Paktia hail from the Galzai or one of its branches. This makes for strong blood ties."
- Zadran Family Tree on zadran.com
- Scott Baldauf (2002-07-29). "Firefight shows strong Al Qaeda persistence". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 2009-06-27.
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