Friday, March 30, 2012
The Afghan insurgent group named Hezb-i-Islami has formally suspended its involvement in the Afghan peace talk process. This recent action underscores the fragility of the peace talks on the Afghan War. Hezb-i-Islami (or the Islamic Party) is headed by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar - a once powerful warlord, mujaheddin from the Soviet occupation era, and former Afghan prime minister. Read more in "Second Afghan Insurgent Group Suspends Peace Talks", The New York Times, March 29, 2012.