Ismaili militia (Afghanistan)

Country: Afghanistan
Details of Formation: --
Details of Termination: The PGM was opposed to the Taliban so it ceased to be pro-government when they came to power in September 1996.
Purpose: The group was used to fight the Taliban in cooperation with other militias.
Organisation: The PGM was led by Sayed Mansour Naderi who fled the country after the Taliban takeover.
Weapons and Training: One report describes the group as well-armed but other than this there is no information on its weapons or training.
Size: --
Reason for Membership: Religious motivations to join the group may be inferred as the group has been described as a Muslim sect.
Treatment of Civilians: The PGM is reported to have forced civilians to flee because of forced recruitment. In Baghlan, the group’s leader Naderi distributed benefits to supporters, but also used his militia for looting and extortion.
Other Information: Because of its alignment with the Soviet-installed government, citizens saw the group as communist collaborators. The PGM was part of an alliance of factions fighting against the Taliban in the north of Afghanistan.
References: Information was taken from news sources listed in the PGMD.

Wikipedia. “Abdul Momin.”

Wikipedia. “Baghlan Province.”