Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

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Prince Harry a Drunk 'Jackal': Afghan Warlord

Hekmatyar has no kind words for British royal

(Newser) - What happened in Vegas apparently followed Prince Harry to Afghanistan: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a former prime minister known as among the "most feared and wanted warlords," brands the prince a "jackal" in a new interview with the Telegraph . "The British prince comes to Afghanistan to kill innocent... More »

Karzai's Peace Plan: Exile Taliban Leaders

Plan calls for "deradicalization" classes, jobs

(Newser) - Taliban leaders would be allowed to go peacefully into exile, while their warriors would be given jobs and “deradicalization” classes under a new peace plan that will be proposed later this month by Hamid Karzai's government in Afghanistan. The write-up seen by the Guardian refers to Taliban fighters as... More »

Three Warlords Loom Large in Afghanistan

Former anti-Soviet allies come back to haunt US

(Newser) - Behind Afghanistan’s recent escalation in violence looms three faces familiar to the US intelligence community. Mohammed Omar, founding mullah of the “Big T” Taliban government; Jalaluddin Haqqani, his one-time cabinet minister; and the ruthless Gulbuddin Hekmatyar are most responsible for leading the anti-government charge, the LA Times reports—... More »

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