Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

January 24, 2012 — Senior U.S. military and civilian representatives in Afghanistan have reportedly opened talks with Hizb-i-Islami, one of Afghanistan’s most notorious insurgent factions. The group, which has been battling U.S. forces in the east and north of the country, is led by warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, considered a terrorist by Washington. Graphic shows profile of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, and Hizb-i-Islami strongholds in Afghanistan.

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