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  Gulbuddin Hekmatyar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (born 1947 in Imam Saheb, Kunduz province, Afghanistan) is an Afghan warlord.
The Hizb-i Islami of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar espouses an extremist religious and anti-Western ideology.
After the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and the fall of the Taliban, Hekmatyar rejected the U.N. -brokered accord of December 5, 2001, saying the pact negotiated in Germany amounted to a U.S.-imposed government for Afghanistan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gulbuddin_Hekmatyar   (1073 words)

 Sobaka :: Dossier: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hekmatyar's organization betrayed him, his friends use him as a bargaining chip and his circle of followers, which once spread across the breadth of Central Asia, is narrowed down to his nomadic kinsmen and a few disparate fanatics built in his own image.
Hekmatyar was there for all of it: the rise of the Islamist movement and the Soviet invasion, the exile in Peshawar, the triumphant return at the head of the largest Mujahedin faction in the country and the collapse of the Afghan opposition which gave flight to the white flag of the Taleban.
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar was born in 1947, the son of nomads newly arrived in Konduz province from the south.
www.diacritica.com /sobaka/dossier/hekmatyar.html   (3573 words)

 Operation Enduring Freedom - Gulbuddin Hekmatyar: The Re-emergence of a Warlord
The forceful reemergence of Hekmatyar and the ideologically-aligned elements of al Qaeda and the Taliban that are apparently regrouping under his patronage presents a long-term threat to peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Hekmatyar and his organization use violent means to serve their sought end of establishing an Afghanistan under Hezb-I-Islami's fundamentalist ideology — one that embraces Islam's Hanbali School of Jurisprudence and accepts a version of Islam similar to that of the Taliban.
Hekmatyar, in addition to being spotted in at least six Afghan provinces in recent months, seems to favor the ethnic Pashtun corridor of Pakistan and Afghanistan as a redoubt.
www.cdi.org /terrorism/hekmatyar.cfm   (1395 words)

 Engology,Engineer Gulbuddin Hekmatyar,Alleged Terrorist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hekmatyar's lust for power and his amoralism about he gets it is something that can be spread to just about all of his chief accusers.
Hekmatyar had of course not been involved in the various coups and counter-coups by leftist factions in Kabul, though he and the nucleus of Mujahids indirectly played a part in them.
That Hekmatyar was still feared was revealed by anonymous sources from the US Defense Department who tipped off the New York Times that Hekmatyar was the target of a secret, high-tech assassination by the CIA.
www.engology.com /eng5hekmatyar.htm   (3550 words)

Hekmatyar was the leader of the Hezb-I-Islami party, which was perhaps the most radical among the seven parties that made up the fractious anti-Soviet Afghan alliance of the 1980s.
Hekmatyar was friendly with Osama bin Laden when the latter was participating in the war against the Soviets.
Hekmatyar forwarded his video message to AP from his mountain hideout, believed to be situated somewhere in Konar Province near the Afghan-Pakistan border.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/para/hizbi-islami.htm   (1632 words)

 SikhSpectrum.com Monthly. Interview With Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the founding chief of Hizb-e-Islami, is the Federal Bureau of Investigation's most wanted Afghan warlord who carries $25 million on his head.
A Kharotay Ghilzai Pashtun, Hekmatyar was born in 1948 at district Imam Sahib in Kunduz province.
Hekmatyar graduated from the Sher Khan High School; did a two-year course in Military High School, Mehtab Qala, Kabul; joined the College of Engineering, Kabul University, but could not complete his studies owing to his involvement in political and religious activities.
www.sikhspectrum.com /082004/kashmir_jihad.htm   (1428 words)

 Afghanistan Online: Biography (Gulbuddin Hekmatyar)
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, originally from Baghlan, is the head and founder of Hezbi Islami.
Hekmatyar, who is now in his late forties, first studied at the military academy; then in 1968, he switched to the engineering department of Kabul University.
Hekmatyar launched his campaign against the government under the name of driving out "communist militias", but by the end of the 1992, he not only dropped this demand but he also struck a deal with Dostum (Former Communist) and Hezbi Wahdat to form a common front against the government.
www.afghan-web.com /bios/today/ghekmatyar.html   (825 words)

 RAWA.org: 'Gulbuddin Hekmatyar had links with KGB'
The worse part of the story is that the Hekmatyar group was already working for the KGB and had in fact co-operated with the Soviet troops in persecution and subsequent defeat of other resistance factions.
Run by Mr Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and Mr Rasul Sayyaf, they have done most of the sabotaging of other resistance groups and are suspected of collaborating with the Kabul regime.
The Hekmatyar phenomenon of violence occurred when General Hameed Gul was the ISI chief and later though officially retired, often found himself in Peshawar while General Asif Durrani sat as the Director General in ISI in Islamabad.
www.rawa.org /gul-kgb.htm   (1201 words)

Hekmatyar's former spokesman and publicity chief during the war against the Soviets is Haji Mangal Hussein.
Hekmatyar's opposition came in spite of the fact that "Cyprus Process" representatives participated in the talks and that his Iranian hosts were actively involved in bringing the different Afghan sides together.
Hekmatyar was quoted on 8 January in a Tehran newspaper, "Jomhuri-yi Islami," as saying the Bonn conference was an "American conference" and that it was managed under American control.
www.rferl.org /features/2002/02/08022002091503.asp   (799 words)

 Afghanistan - Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
Hekmatyar spent four years in the communist PDPA (People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan), which was made up of both Parchami and Khalqi groups.
Hekmatyar was once Rabbani's prime minister, but broke away and began a yearlong siege of Kabul.
Be careful before you trash talk about Hekmatyar because he still has a lot of fans in Pakistan; in fact, one of them tried to off the Taliban mullahs while DP was there.
www.comebackalive.com /df/dplaces/afghanis/player3.htm   (466 words)

 Gulbuddin Hekmatyar : WarlordsofAfghanistan.com
Hekmatyar was one of the early Islamic rebels that came out of the University of Kabul.
Nervous CIA agents wondered whether Hekmatyar hated the United States as much as the Soviets, but the ISI assured them he was ok. United States money and weapons flowed to our enemy for over a decade.
Hekmatyar was the most powerful Pashtun, and had he not been such an evil sod, Masud might have accepted some kind of deal.
www.warlordsofafghanistan.com /gulbuddin-hekmatyar.php   (391 words)

 Former CIA Guerrilla to Join Afghan Fight, by Richard S. Ehrlich
If Gulbuddin Hekmatyar crosses into Afghanistan from his lair in Iran and joins the Taliban, he may be able to lead them to a cache of U.S.-made Stinger missiles which the CIA gave Mr.
Hekmatyar was one of their best guerrilla leaders against the Soviet forces because he had the strongest rebel force.
Hekmatyar grabbed "two innocent civilians, just because they were members of minority tribes, and took them to the zoo in Kabul and cut their eyes out and their noses, and threw them as bait for the animals in the zoo," Gen. Dostam [Dostum] claimed.
www.aci.net /kalliste/afghan_hekmatyar.htm   (893 words)

 Hekmatyar to go home if expelled from Iran -DAWN - Top Stories; February 15, 2002
Hekmatyar, who has been in exile in Iran for years, is one of the most vocal opponents of Afghanistan’s new interim government and the involvement of foreign forces in his country.
Hekmatyar was Pakistan’s most favoured guerrilla leader during the 1979-89 war in Afghanistan against Soviet occupying forces and he got the lion’s share of arms and money channelled to the US-backed Mujahideen groups.
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar was in and out of the Mujahideen government that took over in Kabul in 1992 after the collapes of the Soviet-backed government — and was deeply involved in the internecine warfare that doomed it to failure.—Reuters
www.dawn.com /2002/02/15/top6.htm   (443 words)

 CBS News | CIA Missile Misses Afghan Chief | May 10, 2002 10:57:02
Hekmatyar was a guerrilla commander in the fight against the 1980s' Soviet military occupation of Afghanistan and served as a prime minister in the fractious government that took power after routing of a pro-Soviet Afghan administration in 1992.
Hekmatyar called for jihad against the United States in November, left exile in Iran in February, and joined some of his armed followers in Afghanistan, said another U.S. official, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
Hekmatyar, 52, is a Ghilzai Pashtun from Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2002/05/09/attack/main508488.shtml   (709 words)

 Hezbi Islami - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hezbi Islami (also Hezb-e Islami, Hezb-i-Islami, Hezbi-Islami, Hezb-e-Islami), meaning Islamic Party is an Islamic political party led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar,The party was established by Hekmatyar in Pakistan in 1975.
Hekmatyar and his party were mainly Pashtuns who operated near the Pakistani border against Soviet Communists.
The group has previously had operations in Iran, and is now said to have allied with Mullah Omar and the remnant Taliban.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hezbi_Islami   (185 words)

 Afghan warlord urges holy war on US [Gulbuddin Hekmatyar]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hekmatyar has repeatedly issued calls for a holy war against the foreign troops in Afghanistan and eluded US efforts to arrest or kill him.
Hekmatyar did not mention the loya jirga in his long statement, but he called US-approved President Hamid Karzai and the officials under him in Kabul "a puppet government" and said "Afghans want elections, but in a sovereign nation and not under occupation".
Hekmatyar claimed that US forces in Afghanistan and Iraq were becoming demoralised, but he said the coalition's non-stop efforts to capture him had come close several times.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1037847/posts   (1107 words)

 Print Message   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hekmatyar's struggle with other factions in Afghanistan caused the partial destruction of the capital Kabul and the rise of the hardline Islamic Taliban in the mid-1990s.
Hekmatyar's spokesman in Pakistan Ghairat Baheer told Reuters on Wednesday that Hekmatyar was no longer in Iran and that "his plan was to return to his own country."
Hekmatyar fled to Iran in 1996 when the Taliban, whose rule was ended by the U.S.-led military campaign in Afghanistan three months ago, took control of Kabul.
www.suite101.com /print_message.cfm/investing/68672/609883   (334 words)

 Gary Leupp: Meet Mr. Blowback, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
Born in Baghlan around 1950, Hekmatyar attended a military academy, then Kabul University where by some accounts he was for several years a member of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA), a party aligned with the Soviet Union.
Hekmatyar was on the same side as Ahmed Shah Massoud (whom the Northern Alliance continues to idolize), whose troops systematically raped and killed members of the Shi'ite Hazzara community in Kabul.
Hekmatyar is considered close to Shi'ite Iran, and Iran and the fiercely anti-Shi'ite Taliban came close to war in 1998.
www.counterpunch.org /leupp02142003.html   (1816 words)

 Gulbuddin Hekmatyar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A Kharotay Ghilzay Pashtun from the district of Imam Sahib in the Qunduz province, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar graduated from the Sher Khan high school.
In 1975, after the Islamist-instigated uprising against the republic failed, Hekmatyar broke off from the Afghan Islamic Association and formed a separate organization of his own, the Islamic Party.
Hekmatyar has made this centralized organization a vehicle for realizing the views of the radical Islamist thinkers in a bid to acquire power and set up an Islamic state.
www.afghanan.net /biographies/hekmatyar.htm   (260 words)

 Rebuilding Afghanistan
Hekmatyar was a key anti-communist rebel ally of the United States during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
Hekmatyar is providing leadership to former Taliban units and that he has formed allegiances with Taliban and Qaeda commanders.
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and his band of rebel fighters are still trying to bring down the government of President Hamid Karzai and expel the American military - well we won this skirmish....from 1/28 New York Times....
www.suite101.com /discussion.cfm/investing/72427/686788   (10750 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Profile: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
The latest fighting in Afghanistan has again thrown the spotlight on the warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, reported to be allied to the men battling against US forces.
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's Mujahideen faction, the Hezb-e-Islami, was one of the groups which helped end the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.
The Hezb-e-Islami was blamed for much of the terrible death and destruction of that period, which led many ordinary Afghans to welcome the emergence of the Taleban.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/2701547.stm   (546 words)

 Asia Times
Driven by the burning desire to see the last foreign soldier booted out of Afghanistan, Hekmatyar, who made his name as a fighter against Soviet occupation in the 1980s, earlier this week issued a jihad for the expulsion of the unwanted soldiers from Afghan soil.
Hekmatyar was the strongest force during the years of Soviet occupation, largely because his HIA was the main benefactor of the seven official mujahideen groups recognized by Pakistan and US intelligence agencies for the channelling of money and arms.
Hekmatyar has also begun a campaign to win hearts and minds with a taped speech released all over eastern Afghanistan in which he queries why it is that only Pashtuns are the targets of US bombing, and not Tajiks and Uzbeks.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Central_Asia/DI07Ag02.html   (955 words)

 CNN.com - Exiled Afghan warlord leaves Iran - February 27, 2002
Sources in the Iranian capital said on Wednesday that he left Iran a few days ago, but it was unclear where he had gone to.
While in Iran, Hekmatyar was in the process of organising a coalition of Afghan forces to oppose the interim government of Hamid Karzai, saying the Afghan leader was a U.S. puppet.
Hekmatyar, who has spent five years in exile, is an ethnic Pashtun and the leader of Hizb-e-Islami, or the Islamic Party.
edition.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/meast/02/27/iran.warlord   (442 words)

 Gulbuddin Hekmatyar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
They were willing to keep working with people who were heavily involved in narcotics.” For instance, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a rebel leader who received about half of all the CIA’s covert weapons, was known to be a major heroin trafficker.
The CIA favors Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, an extreme Islamist closely associated with bin Laden (see 1983), while the State Department favors the much more Westernized and well educated Massoud.
The Taliban, bin Laden, and their mutual ally Gulbuddin Hekmatyar then call for a jihad against Ahmed Shah Massoud, who retains control over a small area along Afghanistan’s northern border.
www.cooperativeresearch.org /entity.jsp?id=1521846767-914   (1070 words)

 10 Arrested in Afghan Killing of Chinese(Gulbuddin Hekmatyar involved)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hekmatyar, a former prime minister and veteran of the country's brutal civil war, has joined the Taliban in vowing to drive out foreign troops and oust President Hamid Karzai.
Hekmatyar was a cold blooded fanatic and trouble maker from the beginning.
Hekmatyar has over-earned his death, and I for one, hope that it comes to him soon and painfully.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1153103/posts   (2065 words)

 Pravda.RU:Afghanistan Has Bin Laden of Its Own
At the end of 2002, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar declared jihad to peacemaking troops in Afghanistan.
Leader of Afghanistan's Islamic party Gulbuddin Hekmatyar was at head of the strongest militarized group in the years of Soviet occupation.
In accordance with the information provided by the US intelligence, Hekmatyar is enjoying considerable support among ethnic Pastuns, that is why his threats must be taken into account.
newsfromrussia.com /main/2003/01/28/42636_.html   (354 words)

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