AFGHANISTAN, PANJSHIR VALLEY, 9 September 2011:..Commemoration of Massoud death in Panjshir Valley. ..Thousands of Afghan people including Vice-president, Afghan ministers, VIPs and militaries, gather at Ahmed Shah Massoud Mausoleum in Panjshir valley to commemorate the 10 year of the death of the "Afghan National Hero". Ahmed Shah Massoud, nicknamed "The Lion of Panjshir", was a military leader who played a significant role in driving the Soviet army out of Afghanistan. Under the government of President Burhanuddin Rabbani, Massoud became Defense Minister. After the collapse of Rabbani's government and the rise of Taliban regime, Massoud, a Tajik, became the military leader of the Northern Alliance, a coalition of various armed Afghan opposition groups. Massoud was assassinated on September 9, 2001 by two men posing as journalists. He is revered as a martyr throughout the country and especially in Panjshir valley his homeland.