Peace With Infamous Afghan Warlord Seen as Taliban Olive Branch

  • Pact with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar condemed by rights groups
  • U.S. welcomes peace deal with terrorist designated group

In making peace with one of Afghanistan’s most infamous warlords and a U.S.-designated terrorist, President Ashraf Ghani is hoping to edge the Taliban closer to the negotiating table in a bid to end its 15-year conflict.

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