Hizb-i-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG)

Hizb-i-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG), led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, is an insurgent group active in Afghanistan. HIG is believed to have local alliances with the Taliban, al-Qaida and to have reconnected with the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI. Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has some sway with in the Taliban but also has made many enemies with in the Taliban.  In 2015, there were rumors that HIG had pledged to the Islamic State (see below).2016 Peace DealOfficially Signed October 2016After a year of struggling with a peace deal, on 22 September 2016 a draft peace agreement was signed between a HIG representative and the Afghan Government’s National Security Advisor Hanif Atmar.   Gulbuddin Hekmatyar signed the agreement in October 2016.  The Afghan government is ambitious hoping that the deal will lead other smaller groups to follow suit.Conditions of the DealAfghanistan promises to provide HIG leadership with private residences, offices in Kabul and…

Hizb-i-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG), also known as Hezb-e-Islamic Gulbuddin, Hezb-Islami-Gulbuddin, Gulbuddin Hekmatyer's Group, Hizb-e-Islami (Hikmatyar), Hezb-e Eslami is an active group formed c. 1977.
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