KARZAI Hamid( Head of the Afghan Transitional Government, elected on December 22, 2001.)
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Biography KARZAI Hamid
December 24, 1957 in Kandahar in the family of Senator Abdulahada Karzai, 'King of Kandahar,' and friend of King Zahir Shah. He was educated in India, majored in political science. In 1978, joined the resistance against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, became the spokesperson of one of the armed mujahideen groups in Pakistan. Served as one of the intermediaries in the transfer of financial and military aid from the U.S. in Afghanistan. In 1992 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic State of Afghanistan, resigned in 1994. At the same time become acquainted with Mullah Omar, leader of the Taliban and helped the movement of money and weapons. Broke with the Taliban after the main mediator, with the support from abroad, the movement the Taliban, Osama bin Laden has. After the murder in July 1999, Karzai's father - Abdulahada became head of the Pashtun clan crawl, numbering about 500 thousand. Members. Accused of murdering his father, the Taliban announced the creation of the anti-Taliban resistance. In autumn 2001, with the beginning of the antiterrorist operation in Afghanistan, enlisting the support of Zahir Shah, who personally directed the operations against the Taliban. Has close ties c military leadership of the United States, where his family also owns a restaurant chain Afghan cuisine.