Kabul uneasy as former warlord Hekmatyar returns after 20 years -Normangee Star

Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar speaks during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani – RTS154Y7

Hekmatyar stressed his call for the Taliban to relinquish their arms and join in reconciliation, adding that the time of war and the lifting of arms is over, and it is time for everyone to unite and cooperate for the establishment of security and peace in the country.

Hekmatyar described Taliban as “brothers” and called upon them to join the peace process and “test the peace once” to end the excuse for the presence of foreign forces in Afghanistan.

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