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Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

Gulbuddin HekmatyarBorn: 1947
Birthplace: Imam Saheb, Kunduz Province, Afghanistan

Gender: Male
Religion: Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: Afghanistan
Executive summary: Prime Minister of Afghanistan

Military service: Afghan Mujahedin (1980s)

One of the most capable Mujahedin in the war against the Soviets, he was the recipient of a large quantity of CIA aid. Now an ally of Mohammed Omar and a supporter of Osama bin Laden, he welcomed the 2001 attacks inside America. Hekmatyar served as prime minister twice, and though now not much of a "warlord" he remains one of the most powerful individuals in Afghanistan. He is wanted as a terrorist by the US government.

    University: Kabul University

    Prime Minister of Afghanistan 26-May-1996 to 26-Sep-1996
    Prime Minister of Afghanistan 17-Jun-1993 to 28-Jun-1994
    Assassination Attempt 16-May-2002 (CIA Predator drone, Konar Province)
    Murder 1972 (two years prison)
    Declared Holy War Against the United States and coalition allies (Dec-2003)
    Pashtun Ancestry


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