NAGs United Islamic Front for Salvation of Afghanistan(UIFSA)

United Islamic Front for Salvation of Afghanistan(UIFSA)

Year Formed: 1996
Year Terminated: 2001

Target States:

Ideational Characteristics:

Toppling an Existing Leadership

External Supporters:




United Kingdom


Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 144

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1147


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Barton, Jack. 2001. “Spring brings annual offensive in Afghan war”. The Australian. (Accessed at

Burns, John F. 1997. “In a Stalemate, Afghan Foes Reload”. The New York Times.

Cooper, Kenneth J. 1997. “For Afghan Rivals, Warrior Traditions Complicate Unity; Clashes, Defections Deal Swift Blows To Taliban's Goal of 'One Government'”. The Washington Post.

Kremmer, Christopher. 1999. “Taliban talks `too vague' for peace”. Sydney Morning Herald. (Accessed at

Leopold, Evelyn. 2000. “UN imposes sanctions on Taliban”. The Guardian. (Accessed at

Lynch, Colum. 2000. “U.N. Council Tightens Sanctions on Afghanistan's Ruling Militia”. The Washington Post.

Miller, Judith. 2001. “Killing for the Glory of God, In a Land Far From Home”. The New York Times.

Moore, Molly. 2001. “Afghan Rebel Leader Is Victim of Bombing; Some Reports Say Attack Killed Commander Who Led Charge Against Taliban”. The Washington Post.

Risen, James. 1998. “Russians Are Back in Afghanistan, Aiding Rebels”. The New York Times.

Sevunts, Levon. 2001. “Can Afghanistan ever be normal again…” Edmonton Journal (Alberta). (Accessed at

Spillius, Alex. 1997. “Outside powers fight by proxy in Afghan valleys…”. The Ottawa Citizen. (Accessed at

Spiilius, Alex, Calgary Herald. 1998. “Taliban fighters capture key base”. Calgary Herald. (Accessed at

Steele, Jonathan. 1997. “US in quiet diplomacy with Iran to end Afghan fighting”. The Guardian. (Accessed at

Symon, Fiona. 2001. “Afghanistan's Northern Alliance”. BBC News. (Accessed at