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Pakistan president: Bin Laden not dead

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is hiding in the tiny, sparsely populated, heavily mountainous eastern Afghan province of Kunar, Pakistan's president says.

Eight militants killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Eight Afghan anti-government militants were killed after attacking forces from the U.S.-led coalition in eastern Afghanistan, reports said Thursday.

Afghan warlord vows to help al-Qaida

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, May 5 (UPI) -- A well-known Afghan warlord has pledged allegiance to al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden and the Taliban and vowed to join their holy war. Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, wanted by the United States, was seen Thursday on a video aired by al-Jazeera television.

Afghan lawmaker killed

TALOQAN, Afghanistan, April 2 (UPI) -- A powerful Afghan provincial assembly head and former commander was killed Saturday by unidentified armed men in Takhar province, the BBC reported.

Afghan district head shot dead

GARDEZ, Afghanistan, March 15 (UPI) -- Suspected militant Taliban have killed an Afghan government official in the eastern Paktia province Tuesday police told BBC.

Karzai condemns killing of abducted Turk

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has condemned the killing of a Turkish engineer abducted in eastern Afghanistan.

U.S. expects Afghan al Qaida attacks

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Lt. Gen. David Barno, commander of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan, has said al Qaida is encouraging insurgents to disrupt the Oct. 9 presidential elections.

Pakistan cracking down on tribal sheiks

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The Pakistani military is cracking down on the tribal sheiks along the border with Afghanistan who are harboring the Al Qaida terrorist network. Army Lt. Gen. David Barno, who commands U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, said Tuesday, "The Pakistani

Afghan American agrees to deportation

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- An Afghan immigrant in San Diego will be stripped of his U.S. citizenship and deported as part of a guilty plea to immigration and weapons charges.

Two Americans killed in Afghan fighting

SHKIN, Afghanistan, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Two American soldiers have been killed in a clash with guerrilla fighters in southeast Afghanistan.

2002 Yearend: Afghanistan optimism

As Afghanistan approaches the new year, there is reason for cautious optimism. The country began its journey into the future with almost nothing, but so far, the authorities that replaced the Taliban have made all the right moves, and they have had help.
THOMAS HOULAHAN

Analysis: Anxiety over Afghan security

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- Afghanistan's future as either a stable nation in the making or an ungovernable patchwork of squabbling regional and tribal fiefdoms remains a tossup six months after the toppling of its extremist Taliban regime and the establishment of an internationally
RICHARD TOMKINS, UPI White House Correspondent

Bush warns Iran on terror

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- President Bush said Thursday Iran "must be with us or against us" in the war against terrorism and make no attempt to destabilize the interim Afghan government

Blowback

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Our understanding of solutions to the complicated mess we are currently experiencing in U.S. relations with the Islamic world is not helped by the self-serving
THOMAS H. LIPSCOMB, Special to UPI
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Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (Pashto: ګلبدین حکمتیار Persian: گلبدین حکمتیار) (born 1947) is an Afghan Mujahideen leader who is the founder and leader of the Hezb-e Islami political party and paramilitary group. Hekmatyar was a rebel military commander during the 1980s Soviet war in Afghanistan and was one of the key figures in the civil war that followed the Soviet withdrawal. He was Prime Minister of Afghanistan from 1993 to 1994 and again briefly in 1996. One of the most controversial of the Mujahideen leaders, he has been accused of spending "more time fighting other Mujahideen than killing Soviets" and wantonly killing civilians.

He is currently wanted by the United States for participating in terrorist actions with al Qaeda and the Taliban, and on 19 February 2003 the United States Department of State designated him as a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist".

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