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2006-09-12 Afghanistan
Hekmatyar Captured
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Posted by Biff Wellington 2006-09-12 00:00|| || Front Page|| [4 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Sniff. I'm going to miss him. Fire up the wood chipper and bring out the pig. And a hog.

I sure hope they had him for a week before this info got out. I doubt it took too long to get him to talk.
Posted by gorb 2006-09-12 01:38||   2006-09-12 01:38|| Front Page Top

#2 Awwwwww, that's just too bad, really... that means there's a least one famous french Moderate Muslim convert (who led the "resistance" to the "banning of the veil") who has lost his 20 years pal... No shots fired, huh? That's very strange, unsettling even, I thought he was very, very, very brave... seeing how he dared to face all odds to courageously throw acid on the face and thighs of uppity wimmen he and his ilk judged not modest enough, back in the days. I'm so disappointed.
Posted by anonymous5089 2006-09-12 01:49||   2006-09-12 01:49|| Front Page Top

#3 Great News.
Posted by Apostate 2006-09-12 02:53||   2006-09-12 02:53|| Front Page Top

#4 Even his name sounds evil.
Posted by Duh! 2006-09-12 03:13||   2006-09-12 03:13|| Front Page Top

#5 Remeber when leftists in order to smear the post 9/11 Afghan government told us of pre-taliban Afgahan governement bombing KAbul ? In fact it was Hekmatyar. Once Massood defeated him then teh Pakistanis brought Mullah Omar. Hekmatyar's troops rallied Omar and Hekmatyar became a side note until libertaion of Kabul after 9/11.

BTW, he never did that much against the Soviets, he was busier implementing Arab law in Aghanistan and ambushing Massood's men to do much against the Soviets.
Posted by JFM">JFM  2006-09-12 05:10||   2006-09-12 05:10|| Front Page Top

#6 Also one day I had teh surprise to read a post of him in a Pashtoon forum. His english was very poor. The memebers of the forum who were nationalist and pro-Westen (yes, they are few of them) reacted as if the forum had been visited by a snake.
Posted by JFM">JFM  2006-09-12 05:14||   2006-09-12 05:14|| Front Page Top

#7 A5089 - an anglais, si possible?

And I wouldn't give an old franc for my spelling - or grammer....
Posted by Bobby 2006-09-12 06:04||   2006-09-12 06:04|| Front Page Top

#8 StrategyPage
September 11, 2006: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the primary Islamic terrorist leader in Afghanistan before the Taliban and al Qaeda showed up, was captured just across the border from his Pakistani hideout. Someone gave him up, as Afghan and U.S. forces surrounded the rural compound where he was staying, and captured Hekmatyar and half a dozen followers without firing a shot. Operating from his base in Pakistan, Hekmatyar's terrorists were responsible for much of the violence in eastern Afghanistan. Hekmatyar never got along well with the Taliban, and has been in exile in Pakistan for over a decade.

Other than this, and it may be from the same Deutsche Presse source, I am not seeing any other confirmations. WaPo has this:
The U.S. military also said American and Afghan soldiers arrested eight suspected terrorists belonging to the radical Hezb-e-Islami group of Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and the al-Qaida network of Osama bin Laden.
U.S. and Afghan soldiers also arrested two men suspected of being midlevel commanders of the Hezb-e-Islami militant group in the Khost province area of Gorcak, the coalition said in a statement.

One of the men was a suspected bomb-making expert who was allegedly linked to attacks in the Shembawot Bazaar village in Gurbuz district, a May bombing of an Afghan army checkpoint in Khulbesat and the July murder of an Afghan army lieutenant colonel.

Seven militants, including a commander of the Hezb-e-Islami group, were arrested Monday in eastern Nangarhar province, the U.S. military said. No details were available on their identities.
Posted by ed 2006-09-12 08:11||   2006-09-12 08:11|| Front Page Top

#9 quel policier a dit A5089 svp
Posted by RD stringer for al-Reuters 2006-09-12 10:45||   2006-09-12 10:45|| Front Page Top

#10 quel Bobby a dit A5089 svp
Posted by RD stringer for al-Reuters 2006-09-12 10:46||   2006-09-12 10:46|| Front Page Top

#11 I submitted the above article before last night's post by Frank G.

Both have as their ultimate source the Monsters and Critics article above. Hence this should not be considered confirmation of Frank G's post of last night.
Posted by Biff Wellington 2006-09-12 11:44||   2006-09-12 11:44|| Front Page Top

#12 48 Hour Rule then, Biff Wellington. Darn it! I was trying to decide between the silver coloratura ululator and the brass contralto one. Still, they both need oiling before use, and now I have a little time while we await confirmation of events.
Posted by trailing wife 2006-09-12 11:55||   2006-09-12 11:55|| Front Page Top

#13 No shots were fired and there were no injuries reported.

Another Brave Jihadi Pussy fights to the death...
Posted by tu3031 2006-09-12 12:26||   2006-09-12 12:26|| Front Page Top

#14 Not a good period for Iran's strategists: First Hizb'Shaitan squanders all those missiles and now their Afghan asset captured. Time to forgo confrontation temporary and hoodwink the Europeans into a deal!!!
Posted by Odysseus 2006-09-12 14:39||   2006-09-12 14:39|| Front Page Top

#15 Meh. Roggio is starting to walk it back. AP's saying it was a commander of Hizb-i-Islami, not Hek himself.
Posted by Mitch H.">Mitch H.  2006-09-12 16:05||]">[]  2006-09-12 16:05|| Front Page Top

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