Rahmatullah Raufi

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1Major General Rahmatullah Raufi (born 1948 in Maidan Wardak Province, Afghanistan)[1] is a former governor of Kandahar from August 2008 until he was sacked on December 4, 2008.[2] Before that he was a senior military commander of the Afghan National Army presently commanding the 205th Corps, which is responsible for Afghanistan's restive southern provinces.[1] He was the main Afghan commander of government forces in Operation Mountain Thrust.

He was replaced by Afghan-Canadian academic Tooryalai Wesa.[3]


  1. ^ "Kandahar governor to leave post".
  2. ^ "Kandahar Governor Rahmatullah Raufi fired". Retrieved 2008-12-04.
  3. ^ Rennine, Steve. Canadian Press, Appointment of Canadian to govern Kandahar confirmed Archived 2008-12-20 at Archive.today, December 18, 2008
Preceded by
Asadullah Khalid
Governor of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan
Succeeded by
Tooryalai Wesa