Alizai (Pashtun tribe)

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Alizai is a Pashtun tribe in southern Afghanistan, and Balochistan, Pakistan. It belongs to the Panjpai confederation of the larger Durrani tribe of Ahmad Shah Durrani. Alizai's are usually bilingual in Pashto and Persian language.


Geographic distribution

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. [1]

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Notes and references

  1. 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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