Abdul Rashid Dostum

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Abdul Rashid Dostum ( (listen) AHB-dəl rə-SHEED dohs-TOOM; Dari: عبدالرشید دوستم‎, Uzbek Latin: Abdul Rashid Do‘stum, Uzbek Cyrillic: Абдул Рашид Дўстум; born 25 March 1954) is an Afghan politician, Marshal in the Afghan National Army, and founder and leader of the political party Junbish-e Milli. Dostum was a major army commander in the communist government during the Soviet-Afghan War, and in 2001 was the key indigenous ally to US Special Forces and the CIA during the campaign to topple the Taliban government. He is regarded to be both one of the most powerful and most notorious warlords since the beginning of the Afghan wars, known for siding with winners during different wars.Born into an ethnic Uzbek peasant family in Jawzjan Province, Dostum joined the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) as a teenager before enlisting in the Afghan National Army and training as a paratrooper, serving in his native region around Sheberghan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abdul Rashid Dostum has received more than 1,729,725 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Abdul Rashid Dostum is the 4,436th most popular politician (up from 6,177th in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from Afghanistan (up from 40th in 2019) and the 26th most popular Afghan Politician.

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Among politicians, Abdul Rashid Dostum ranks 4,436 out of 15,710Before him are Vsevolod the Big Nest, Brigitte Bierlein, Hedvig Sophia of Sweden, Maeda Toshiie, Antiochus X Eusebes, and Agrippa Menenius Lanatus. After him are Fuchai, Emperor Xiaozong of Song, Abdou Diouf, Emperor Sutoku, Fusu, and Arame of Urartu.

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Among people born in 1954, Abdul Rashid Dostum ranks 43Before him are Bernard Hinault, Andrej Babiš, Paolo Gentiloni, Vojislav Šešelj, François Fillon, and Lee Child. After him are Gianna Nannini, Sezen Aksu, Johnny Logan, Robert Kocharyan, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Filip Vujanović.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Abdul Rashid Dostum ranks 34 out of 108Before him are Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (1949), Mohammad Najibullah (1947), Mohammed Omar (1962), Moinuddin Chishti (1142), Khalil Sultan (1384), and Muhammad of Ghor (1160). After him are Menander I (-190), Diodotus I (-285), Khwaja Abdullah Ansari (1006), Khaled Hosseini (1965), Sibghatullah Mojaddedi (1925), and Tahir ibn Husayn (776).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Abdul Rashid Dostum ranks 26Before him are Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (1949), Mohammad Najibullah (1947), Mohammed Omar (1962), Moinuddin Chishti (1142), Khalil Sultan (1384), and Muhammad of Ghor (1160). After him are Menander I (-190), Diodotus I (-285), Sibghatullah Mojaddedi (1925), Tahir ibn Husayn (776), Dost Mohammad Khan (1793), and Bairam Khan (1501).

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