Baba Jalandar Panjshiri

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Born Panjsher, Afghanistan
Allegiance Jamiat-e Islami, Government of Afghanistan
Service/branch Mujahideen
Years of service 1979-2004
Rank General
Battles/wars Panjshir offensives1980-1985, Battle of Kabul1992, Fall of Kabul2001

Baba Jalandar Panjshiri was a commander of Jamiat-e Islami during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and Civil War in Afghanistan. He was one of the senior commanders of Ahmed Shah Massoud and participated in the fighting that took place in Kabul from 1992-1996 between Government forces and militia of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and Hezbe wahdat to control the capital, Along with Gul Haidar he took 3 month rotations in charge of the artillery located on top T.V. Mountain in Kabul against the opposition offensive toward Kabul. Units under his command were also involved in the Afshar Operation according to a Human Rights Watch report. The same report also stated that he commanded a brigade into Afshar during the assault.[1]

One of his men, Rahimullah, deputy commander of brigade, under Baba Jalandar, controlled the areas behind the Ministry of Agriculture and Ali Abad Hospital, where he had an artillery brigade.[2] He was accused of benefiting from the demolitions which occurred in Shirpur district of Kabul.[citation needed] He was director of the Afghanistan Red Crescent from late 2001 until 2004.[1]


  1. ^ a b Human Rights Watch. "Blood Stained Hands: Past atrocities in Kabul and Afghanistan's Legacy of Impunity." 2005. Accessed at: [Accessed on 22 November 2009]
  2. ^ Afghanistan Justice Project. "Casting Shadows: War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, 1978-2001." 2005. Accessed at: [Accessed on 10 November 2009]