Alizai (Pashtun tribe)

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Alizai is a Pashtun tribe indigenous to southern Afghanistan. It belongs to the Panjpai confederation of the larger Durrani tribe of Ahmad Shah Durrani.

Geographic distribution[edit]

The Alizai tribe mostly reside in the Loy Kandahar region of southern Afghanistan. They are concentrated around Helmand and Farah provinces.[1][2]

In 2007, Alizai tribesmen in the village of Musa Qala in Helmand province united under Mullah Abdul Salam fought alongside the Taliban. Mullah Abdul Salam later agreed to change sides and was appointed by President Hamid Karzai as the governor of Musa Qala district.[3]

Notable people[edit]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Program for Culture and Conflict Studies: Farah Provincial Overview" (PDF). United States Naval Postgraduate School. 3 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Program for Culture and Conflict Studies: Helmand Province Executive Summary" (PDF). United States Naval Postgraduate School. 20 February 2009. 
  3. ^ Coghlan, Tom (31 October 2007). "Key tribal leader on verge of deserting Taliban". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 4 June 2008. 

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