General Mohammad Yonus
Mohammad Yunos Khan of the Afghan army absolutely love his nation
and valued spending time protecting his country's independence and
territorial integrity, and a worthy heir to the great legacy of
One can say without exaggeration that General Mohammad Yunos Khan
devoted his life to the protection of the citizens of his homeland.
Major General Mohammad Yunos Khan of the army headquarters was born
in the village of Pashissar in the capital of Ghazni Province in
1929. He hailed from the Momand tribe of Lalpur Nangarhar. He
completed his Secondary education at the Afghan Military Academy and
higher education in India, Thereafter completing his vocational
education in Turkey prior to returning to Kabul.
Mohammad Yunos Khan returned home joining the 15th division as Chief
Cabinet Corps serving Kandahar. It was in Kandahar where he reached
the rank of Brigadier General and transferred as the Commander of
the seventh division at Reshkhor, Kabul. In the late 70s he was
transferred to Nangarhar as the commander of the 11 division of the
Afghan National Army..
In the 70s the relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan had
reached a boiling point and General Yunos was assigned as the first
line of defense in protecting the sovernty of Afghanistan. With
every military maneuver near the border, fear strucken Pakistani
Army would vacate Peshawar and other major cities in the Pashun
regions of Pakistan. For his work at the border Yunos Khan was
promoted to the rank of Major General.
Major General Mohammad Yunos Khan during the bloody coup of 1979
moved his Army north towards Kabul where was ambushed and killed by
the invading Russian Army. He was 50 year old.
General Yonus is survived by his wife, 3 sons and
3 daughters and numerous grandchildren.