Juma Namangani

Jumma Kasimov
Born 1969
Died 2001
Allegiance  Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (1991-2001)
Years of service 1987-2001
Battles/wars

Soviet war in Afghanistan
War in Afghanistan

Jumma Kasimov (also known as Jummah Khan Namangani and Jumaboi Ahmadzhanovich Khojayev) was a young "charismatic" Uzbek leader with a substantial following who founded the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and received substantial Taliban patronage, allowed to operate freely in Northern Afghanistan.[1]

Conscripted into the Soviet Army in 1987, as a member of an elite paratrooper force he fought in the war in Afghanistan.

Believed to have been killed in Mazari Sharif, he was eulogised together with Mohammed Atef in a speech by Osama bin Laden in November 2001.[2][3]

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