NAGs Hizb-i Islami-yi Afghanistan

Hizb-i Islami-yi Afghanistan

Year Formed: 1980
Year Terminated: 1991

Target States:

Ideational Characteristics:

Toppling an Existing Leadership
Change of Regime Type

External Supporters:


United States of America


Saudi Arabia

Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 139

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1141


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