Tag Archives: Hizb-i-Islami Gulbuddin

US adds 2 HIG explosive experts to list of global terrorists

State linked Hizb-i-Islami Gulbuddin explosive experts Abdullah Nowbahar and Abdul Saboor to a suicide attack that was carried out by a young woman that killed 12 people in Kabul. Additionally, Saboor has been linked to a suicide attack that killed six Americans.

Appeal denied for HIG facilitator detained at Gitmo

Shawali-Khan.jpgThe DC Circuit Court denied a Guantanamo detainee’s appeal yesterday. The detainee, Shawali Khan, was a facilitator for Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin prior to his capture in 2002. According to a leaked file, Khan’s cell in Kandahar received weapons and other support from Iran.

The Gitmo Files: An agent of Iran

Hamdullah.pngA leaked threat assessment prepared at Guantanamo describes one current detainee and his father as “Iranian agents.” The detainee, Haji Hamidullah, allegedly “murdered 71 people.” The leaked file connects several others to Iran, including two members of Hamid Karzai’s government.

ISAF targets HIG in east, IMU in north

The ISAF and Afghan special operations raids continue against the Hizb-i Islami Gulbuddin in the east and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan in the north. From the latest ISAF press release on the raids against HIG in Khost: In the Sabari and Bak Districts of Khost province, Afghan and coalition forces targeted a Hezb-e Islami […]

Yet another HIG commander captured in eastern Afghanistan

ISAF and Afghan forces captured another commander from the Hizb-i-Islami Gulbuddin, this time during a raid in the eastern province of Nangarhar on March 8. Note that the HIG commander works for both al Qaeda and the Taliban. [Also note: The original press release erroneously stated in the first sentence that it was a Haqqani […]

HIG facilitator properly detained at Gitmo, judge finds

Earlier this month, a DC district judge ruled that a facilitator for the HIG is properly detained at Guantanamo. The detainee, Shawali Khan, allegedly plotted attacks against American forces on behalf of his uncle, a HIG commander based in Quetta, Pakistan.