Memorial Ceremony for Ahmad Shah Massoud Held at UK Parliament

Thursday, 09/08/2022

A memorial ceremony for Ahmad Shah Massoud, the national hero of Afghanistan, was held on Wednesday, at the UK Parliament.

Supporters of National Resistance Front (NRF) and members of the Parliament attended the meeting and screened a film about NRF’s fight against the Taliban.

The gathering was held on the eve of the 21st anniversary of the assassination of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the anti-Taliban resistance leader in 1990s. Massoud was assassinated on September 9, 2001, by two Arab suicide bombers in Takhar province.

Alison Thewliss and Patrick Grady, members of the UK parliament addressed the meeting.

Ahmad Shah Massoud is considered one of the most prominent commanders of Guerilla wars in the 20th century. He was able to defend his home, Panjshir Valley, against the Soviet Red Army and later, against the Taliban.

During the presidency of Hamid Karzai, the Afghan government honoured Ahmad Shah Massoud with the "National Hero of Afghanistan” title.

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