Afghan regional commander Abd al-Rashid Dustum has joined President Hamid Karzai's administration after stepping down as chief of his ethnic Uzbek militia.
A senior US official has praised Afghan President Hamid Karzai for appointing regional commander General Abd al-Rashid Dustum as the new army chief.
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is to appoint General Abd al-Rashid Dustum as head of the country's fledgling army, a source close to Karzai has said.
Afghan regional commander Abd al-Rashid Dustum has narrowly escaped assassination after a bomber blew himself up, injuring at least 21 people including Dustum's brother, officials say.
Forces of a renegade adviser to Afghan President Hamid Karzai have overrun the capital of a