Ezt találtam egy IWPR cikkben (Making Musa Qala Work)
Egy idegesítő részlet van azért az egyébként a nagyon hosszú cikkben. Az új körzeti vezetőről úgy beszélnek, mintha a karrierje a tálibokkal kezdődött volna és előtt nem is élt volna. Hogy előtte melyik szervezet tagja volt, arról nem is hallunk.
Törzsiség ügyben ott tartunk, hogy Abdul Szalam a
- Durrani szövetség
- annak Panjpai ágához
- azon belül az Alikozai törzshöz
- azon belül a Pirzai klánhoz tartozik (a másik kettő a Hassanzai és a Khalozai)
Under the Taleban, Abdul Salaam served as governor of Uruzgan province, then moved to Helmand, where he was district governor of Kajaki. He had a reputation for being a harsh leader, but people who remember his time in Kajaki recall that Mullah Omar would not hear a word said against him.
“Mullah Abdul Salaam treated his own people very badly,” said Din Mohammad, a resident of Kajaki. “He especially abused the Hassanzai.”
The Hassanzai are one of the three major branches of the Alizai tribe, which largely controls northern Helmand. Abdul Salaam is from the Pirzai sub-tribe; the other major branch of the tribe being the Khalozai.
The sub-tribes have historical disputes going back decades, and according to residents, Abdul Salaam used his position to attack his Hassanzai enemies.
One of the Hassanzai, however, Sher Mohammad Akhundzada, became governor of Helmand after the fall of the Taleban regime in late 2001.
During Sher Mohammad’s tenure, Abdul Salaam was briefly imprisoned and badly beaten.
Despite this, he left the Taleban and eventually joined the government. He even served as head of Sher Mohammad’s security detail.
However, his fellow-tribesmen never forgot the past affront. “They said, ‘this day will pass, our turn will come’,” said Din Mohammad.