Afghan Biographies

Khales, Mati ul-Haq Mawlawi

Name Khales, Mati ul-Haq Mawlawi
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Member of Taliban Negotiation team
History and Biodata

3. Biodata:
Mawlawi Mati ul-Haq Khales Matiul Haq Khalis is one of the sons of late mujahedin leader Mawlawi Yunos Khales of Hezb-e Islami Khales (who died in 2006). Khales the elder was in the mid-1990s favourable to the Taleban, though “disagreed with many of the Taliban’s more extreme policies… There is little information about Khalis’s interactions with Mullah Omar, but the scant available evidence indicates that these two were neither friends nor political allies.” Another Khales son, Anwar ul-Haq, had first declared jihad against the Karzai government in 2003 and 2005 and established a subgroup of the Taleban, the Tora Bora Jihadi Front, in Nangrahar province in 2007, which merged with the mainstream Taleban in 2015.

Last Modified 2020-09-13
Established 2020-09-13