Ahmad Shah Masoud

noun
Afghan leader of forces opposed to the Taliban; won fame by successfully resisting the Soviets in the 1980s; was assassinated by men posing as journalists (1953-2001)
Syn: ↑Masoud
Instance Hypernyms: ↑leader

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