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Bomb and Ballot: The many strands and tactics of Hezb-e Islami

Thomas Ruttig

Hezb-e Islami Afghanistan – known as Hezb-e Islami of Gulbuddin, or HIG, in the West – has (almost) declared support for its former chief negotiator with Kabul as a candidate for the 5 April 2014 presidential election. This comes less than a week after it claimed the latest suicide car bomb attack in Kabul that […]

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Hekmatyar’s never-ending Afghan war


al-Jazeera, 28 january 2012 A very enlightening account about the Hezb-e Islami leader, his past and current relations with the US (and former Ambassador Khalilzad in particular who has handled Hekmatyar during his famous US tour when he refused to meet President Reagan), but also with brief comments about other former mujahedin leaders.

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English transcript of Hekmatyar TV interview


ZDF, 5 November 2010 In this interview, Hekmaryar rejected any elections under President Karzai and says ‘We will only accept elections under Islamic rules and after we get freedom from all the occupational forces leave Afghanistan […]. All Islamic Afghan parties should have a consensus after this that they will not be a partner of […]

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