Thursday, September 22, 2016

Afghanistan Signs Peace Agreement With Gulbuddin Hekmatyar The 'Butcher Of Kabul'

Former Afghan Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar speaks to a Reuters correspondent in Tehran Febuary 5, 2002. REUTERS/Caren Firouz (IRAN)

CNN: Afghanistan signs peace deal with faction led by warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)After months of delays, Afghan government negotiators signed a peace deal Thursday with an insurgent faction led by one of the country's most notorious warlords.

The deal was signed at a ceremony attended by negotiators, the President's national security adviser, and representatives of the Hezb-i-Islami faction of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.

Afghan and US officials applauded the agreement, but a prominent human rights organization strongly criticized the deal.
In a statement, the US Embassy called Thursday's accord "a step in bringing the conflict in Afghanistan to a peaceful end."

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More News On Afghanistan Signing A Peace Agreement With Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

Afghanistan signs deal with militant Hekmatyar -- BBC
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar: Afghan ex-PM and 'butcher of Kabul' -- AFP
Afghan government signs peace pact with a guerrilla group led by fugitive Islamist -- Washington Post
Afghanistan Signs Accord With Notorious Warlord -- WSJ
Afghanistan takes a step toward peace with notorious ex-warlord -- L.A. Times
Afghanistan signs peace deal with militant Islamist group -- UPI
Kabul Seals Key Peace Deal With Notorious Warlord -- VOA
Afghanistan signs peace deal with notorious warlord Hekmatyar -- DW
‘Butcher Of Kabul’ Returns As Afghanistan’s New Hope For Peace -- RFE

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