Tag: Afghan warlord

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  • Former Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to contest presidential polls

    Former Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to contest presidential polls

    Gulbudin Hekmatyar, a former Afghan warlord and leader of the Hezb-e-Islami political party, registered with the country's Election Commission on Saturday to contest the July 20 presidential election.

    January 19, 2019
  • Return of a warlord

    Return of a warlord

    The return of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, perhaps, the most notorious Afghan warlord, may significantly influence power dynamics in war-torn Afghanistan, initiating a new alignment of political forces and provoking old rivalries. Once declared a ‘global terrorist’, the insurgent leader was pardoned by the Afghan government as part of a peace deal formalised last September. The UN …

    February 9, 2017