updated Mon. November 21, 2022
March 10, 2018
Under the leadership of a new captain, the Green Berets were embedded with an Afghan warlord (future Afghan vice-president General Abdul Rashid Dostum) to take down the Taliban. The group was nicknamed the "horse soldiers" because horses were General Dostum's preferred mode of transport inÃâÃÂ ...
New York Times
March 4, 2018
KABUL, Afghanistan — When President Ashraf Ghani stood up last week to try to lure the Taliban to peace talks, promising them amnesty and political inclusion, he could point to a recent example: the deal that brought the militant group Hezb-i-Islami and its deeply divisive leader, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar,ÃâÃÂ ...
Traverse City Record Eagle
February 23, 2018
12 Strong: This is the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban. Rated R for war violence and language throughout. (C14). Information is based on data available atÃâÃÂ ...
October 23, 2017
When Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a fugitive Afghan warlord and former ally of al-Qaida and the Taliban, returned this year to the city he had once showered with rockets, he was welcomed at the presidential palace. Hekmatyar had been on lists of internationally wanted terrorists for years but, since his return toÃâÃÂ ...
May 30, 2017
Gunmen in northwestern Pakistan on May 30 gunned down a close aide and relative of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, an Afghan militant leader who signed a peace deal with the government last year, officials said. Hekmatyar's Hezb-i Islami party identified the slain man as Mohammad Fareed and blamedÃâÃÂ ...
May 4, 2017
(CNN) One of Afghanistan's most notorious warlords Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has returned to the Afghan capital Kabul after nearly two decades in exile, reported Tolo, an Afghan news agency. The return of Hekmatyar, a former prime minister, comes eight months after the government signed a peace dealÃâÃÂ ...