Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

(b. 1947)

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(b. ca. 1947)

Leader of the Hizb-i Islami and prime minister of Afghanistan in the post-Soviet government. As a political leader during the 1978–92 war against the Marxist government, he was respected for his organizational skills and oratory but has been criticized for promoting a divisive revolutionary Islamic ideology.

See also Hizb-i Islami (Afghanistan)

Subjects: Islam.

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