Hezb-e Islami Khalis

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Hezb-e Islami Khalis
حزب اسلامی خالص
Leader Din Mohammad
Founder Mohammad Yunus Khalis
Founded 1979
Split from Hezbi Islami
Ideology Islamism
Social conservatism
Political position Right-wing
Religion Sunni Islam
Seats in the House of the People
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Seats in the House of Elders
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Mujahideen loyal to Yunus Khalis, October 1987

Hezb-e Islami Khalis is an Afghan political movement under Maulawi Khalis, who separated from Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's Hezb-e Islami and formed his own resistance group in 1979. The two parties were distinguished as Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin and Hezb-e Islami Khalis, after the names of their respective leaders.

The Khalis party was part of the "Peshawar Seven", who fought against the Soviet presence in Afghanistan. Among its most famous commanders were Abdul Haq, Amin Wardak and Jalaluddin Haqqani.

Following Khalis' death in 2006, a power struggle ensued between his son Anwar ul Haq Mujahid and Haji Din Mohammad, the former governor of Kabul Province. Mohammad appears to have been successful in consolidating his control over much of the party.[1]


  1. ^ Program for Culture and Conflict Studies. Wardak. US Naval Postgraduate School. Last updated 23 January 2009.