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Afghan warlord wants “joint front” with Taliban

Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has been trying without success to form a “joint front” with the Taliban and other parties against the government, his purported spokesman told AFP Saturday. Hekmatyar’s Hezb-e-Islami (Islamic Party) had been pushing the plan for more than a year but had had no response from the Taliban and was for the most part fighting separately from them, he said in a telephone interview from an unknown location. The commander had been “misunderstood” in media reports this week that said he split with the Taliban and was open to negotiations with Karzai, he said. Full Story

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