TITLE

Day of the 'Vampire'

AUTHOR(S)
Dehghanpishen, Babak; Yousafzai, Sami; Moreau, Ron; Hussain, Zahid; Soloway, Colin; Bahari, Maziar; Seigert, Sam
PUB. DATE
June 2002
SOURCE
Newsweek;6/17/2002, Vol. 139 Issue 24, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the government of Afghanistan as the Loya Jirga convenes in Kabul to choose an interim national government. Political history of Afghanistan in which Gulbuddin Hekmatyar was known as the Vampire because of his brutality; How he profited from the Soviet occupation; Concern that Hekmatyar is more dangerous than Al Qaeda and that he and other warlords will return to the country to sabotage the political process; Question of whether the Taliban would link up with Hekmatyar for terrorist activity.
ACCESSION #
6793235

 

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