Afghanistan Mujahedin Freedom Fighters Front

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Afghanistan Mujahedin Freedom Fighters Front
جبهه مبارزين مجاهد افغانستان
Participant in Soviet–Afghan War
AMFFF symbol
AMFFF symbol
IdeologyBig tent opposition to the communist regime and Soviet presence in Afghanistan
LeadersMulavi Dawood
Opponent(s)Soviet Union Soviet Union
Afghanistan Democratic Republic of Afghanistan
Battles and war(s)Bala Hissar uprising

Afghanistan Mujahedin Freedom Fighters Front (Persian: جبهه مبارزين مجاهد افغانستان‎, AMFF or AMFFF) was a united front of four Afghan paramilitary factions, formed on the initiative of Maoist groups—Revolutionary Group of the Peoples of Afghanistan (گروه انقلابی خلقهای افغانستان, RGPA) (later named Afghanistan Liberation Organization (ALO)) and Liberation Organization of the People of Afghanistan (سازمان آزادی‌بخش مردم افغانستان, SAMA)—together with moderate Islamists, in June 1979. They set aside their ideological differences in the fight against a common enemy. The Front fought against the pro-Soviet government and later also the Soviet Army during the Soviet–Afghan War.

On August 5, 1979, the Front tried to initiate an uprising against the Khalq government. The move, which was brutally crushed, became known as the Bala Hissar uprising.[1]

The most famous publication of AMFFF was called Neither Puppet Regime nor Fundamentalism, Freedom and Democracy! (نه رژیم پوشالی نه بنیادگرایی، آزادی و دموکراسی!), which was widely distributed across Afghanistan in the early 1980s.

The head of AMFFF was Mulavi Dawood, who was abducted and killed by Gulbuddin Hekmatyars Islamic Party in Peshawar in November 1986.