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May 5, 1987
Former President Babrak Karmal of Afghanistan, who was reported jailed over the weekend, is in the Soviet Union for medical treatment, Kabul radio said. The broadcast, monitored in Pakistan, said that Karmal, 58, left Kabul for care and rest "at the invitation and advice of doctors." Earlier, the official New China News Agency reported that Karmal had been arrested and jailed.
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June 22, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Afghan Gen. Rasheed Dostum, earlier reported by the official Pakistani news agency APP to have been killed in a plane crash along with former President Babrak Karmal, said today he knew nothing of any such crash. Dostum spoke to reporters in Kabul from Mazar-i-Sharif. "We have no information about any plane crash," Dostum said. "Obviously I am still alive." He said he didn't know Karmal's whereabouts.
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June 22, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Afghan Gen. Rasheed Dostum, earlier reported by the official Pakistani news agency APP to have been killed in a plane crash along with former President Babrak Karmal, said today he knew nothing of any such crash. Dostum spoke to reporters in Kabul from Mazar-i-Sharif. "We have no information about any plane crash," Dostum said. "Obviously I am still alive." He said he didn't know Karmal's whereabouts.
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October 18, 1987
Fifteen members of the Central Committee of Afghanistan's Marxist ruling party were ousted in a purge of allies of former Afghan leader Babrak Karmal, who was replaced earlier by Najibullah. Kabul radio said Karmal's half-brother, Mahmood Baryalai, and Anahita Ratebzad, a close associate of Karmal and long one of the top women in the Afghan leadership, were among those removed by the Central Committee of the People's Democratic Party.
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May 4, 1987
Babrak Karmal, the former Afghan leader who was dropped from power last year, has been arrested in Afghanistan and is in prison, the New China News Agency reported. The agency quoted unidentified diplomatic sources in Islamabad, Pakistan, as saying that the order to arrest the 58-year-old Karmal came from the ruling Revolutionary Council, which he had headed during the nearly seven years he was in power.
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July 13, 1986 | William J. Eaton, William J. Eaton, The Times' correspondent in Moscow, has been on assignment in Afghanistan.
Najib, the new one-named leader of Afghanistan, has a reputation for being tough, efficient and expert at infighting with rivals in his party. He is 38, a big man, built like a football linebacker, with black hair, a carefully trimmed black mustache and dark, flashing eyes. He has taken a hard line against the anti-communist rebels, demanding additional sacrifices from his people in pursuit of a military victory that he admits may take years to achieve.
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May 4, 1987
Babrak Karmal, the former Afghan leader who was dropped from power last year, has been arrested in Afghanistan and is in prison, the New China News Agency reported. The agency quoted unidentified diplomatic sources in Islamabad, Pakistan, as saying that the order to arrest the 58-year-old Karmal came from the ruling Revolutionary Council, which he had headed during the nearly seven years he was in power.
OPINION
July 13, 1986 | William J. Eaton, William J. Eaton, The Times' correspondent in Moscow, has been on assignment in Afghanistan.
Najib, the new one-named leader of Afghanistan, has a reputation for being tough, efficient and expert at infighting with rivals in his party. He is 38, a big man, built like a football linebacker, with black hair, a carefully trimmed black mustache and dark, flashing eyes. He has taken a hard line against the anti-communist rebels, demanding additional sacrifices from his people in pursuit of a military victory that he admits may take years to achieve.
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