Afghan Biographies

Qari Baryalai


Name Qari Baryalai
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Provincial Governor Kabul
History and Biodata

1. Former Provincial Governor Kabul:
Sayed Hussain Anwari,
Sayed Mohammad Khairkhwa (200506),
Haji Din Mohammad (20060211),
Dr. Zabihullah Mujaddidi Mujaddedi (20091024 - 20110228 resigned),
Ahmadullah Alizai acting (20110825, 20111221)
Ahmadullah Alizai (20120412- 20120919)
Abdul Jabar Taqwa (20120920, 20131118-2014)
Mahbubullah Mohibi acting Governor (20150000)
Eng. Hamid Akram (20151017-20170800)
Mohammad Yaqub Haidari (20170831, 20190112, 20200516)
Abdul Mansour Rahman (20210822) acting
Mullah Shirin (20210824) acting
Qari Baryal Qari Baryalai (20211107)
Deputy Governor:
Mrs. Sima Joyenda Sima Joinda (20151221, 20171011)
Mrs. Munira Yousufzada (20180520)
Mrs. Hanifa Girowal Hanifa Gariwal (20200115)
Mohabbatullah Mohammadi Mahboobullah Muhabi and his secretary have been killed in a magnetic IED explosion (20201215)
Mufti Mohammad Idris (20211107)

Provincial Department of Education Head:
Najibullah Kamran (20110326)

Kabul population registration department head:
Hamayon Mohtat (20170621)


2. Previous Function:
Leader of the Qaryal Group
Provincial Governor Kabul (20211107)

 

3. Biodata:
Qari Baryal led what was known as the Qari Baryal Group, which by the early 2010s was estimated to have 150 to 200 fighters in its ranks. Baryal,who is from the Tagab Valley in Kapisa and began his career as a commander in Hizb-I-Islami, rose through the ranks of the Taliban to lead forces in central and northeastern Afghanistan, including the provinces of Kabul, Kapisa, Parwan, Panjshir, and Kunar.

In July 2013, the U.S. Army’s National Ground Intelligence Center [NGIC] described Baryal as the Taliban’s “Northern Zone Commander,” and noted that as the “Parwan, Kapisa, and Panjshir North Zone Commander” he facilitated attacks in these provinces as well as “attacks in Kabul City.” 

Last Modified 2021-11-09
Established 2020-09-13