Afghanistan’s First Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim, a controversial leader, dies

By Sayed Salahuddin, March 9, 2014

KABUL – Afghanistan’s First Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim, a controversial leader, died of an undisclosed illness on Sunday. He was 57, according to the Associated Press.

Fahim, who served for decades in various military and political positions during the war against the ex-Soviet occupiers, the civil conflict and later in the fight against the Taliban, suffered for years from diabetes and heart problems.

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