Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin identity card
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Daniel Patrick Boyd, an American who converted to Islam as a teenager, and who is alleged to have subsequently undergone military training at an Afghan training camp, was "accused of carrying identification showing they belonged to the radical Afghan guerrilla group, Hezb-e-Islami, or Party of Islam.".
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and the Hezbi-e-Islami Gulbuddin
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The Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin is an Afghan political party and militia, led by former Afghan Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. The group was an informal ally of the United States during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. The group was an opponent of the Taliban regime, prior to their ouster by the United States. Unlike most of the groups opposed to the Taliban it forged an alliance with the ousted rump of the Taliban to oppose the Hamid Karzai government and its American allies.
The Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin acquired a reputation for brutality during the five years of civil war that Afghanistan went through between the ouster of the communists in 1991 and the capture of Kabul by the Taliban in 1996.
- "Accused North Carolina Terror Plot Leader: Jihadist ... or Regular Family Man?". Fox News. 2009-07-29. Archived from the original on 2009-12-08. "In 1991, Boyd and his brother were convicted of bank robbery in Pakistan — accused of carrying identification showing they belonged to the radical Afghan guerrilla group, Hezb-e-Islami, or Party of Islam."