Afghan warlord allies with Taliban

Afghan warlord allies with Taliban

It appears Afghanistan isn’t even vaguely at peace, as a powerful warlord allies himself with Al-Qaeda against the U.S.

“An Afghan rebel leader, opposed to the government in Kabul, has warned that a holy war would be stepped up against international troops based in Afghanistan.
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a former Mujahideen leader, issued the threat in a message distributed among his supporters in Pakistan.

“Hezb-e-Islami [his forces] will fight our jihad until foreign troops are gone from Afghanistan and Afghans have set up an Islamic government,” the message said.

Mr Hekmatyar also said his fighters were now allied to the Taleban and al-Qaeda – “We are together,” the message read.”

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