• Short Summary

    Afghanistan's controversial Islamic leader, Gulbudeen Hikmatyar, has denied that there is disunity among the Mujahideen, the rebel Afghan forces.

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    SV & CU Gulbudeen Hikmatyar seated facing armed guard. (3 SHOTS)
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    2.
    SV & CU Hikmatyar speaking in English. (2 SHOTS)
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    HIKMATYAR: "We think that because this revolution is an Islamic revolution and it has a special aim and goal which is to establish an Islamic, a true Islamic system in Afghanistan, freedom of Afghanistan and liberation of Afghanistan. Also some people are asking they have some doubts about the sources of our aid. They are thinking that maybe our movements have receiving aid from western. Actually, we start our armed struggle by our own limited old weapon and the biggest supplier for our arms struggle is Russian. They sent their sophisticated weapons to finish our resistance. During fighting our majority captured their weapons. Nowadays by those weapons we are facing Russian troops."





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    Background: Afghanistan's controversial Islamic leader, Gulbudeen Hikmatyar, has denied that there is disunity among the Mujahideen, the rebel Afghan forces. He said that those actually fighting were united. it was only the non-fighting force that were pulling in different directions -- mainly for their personal benefit.

    SYNOPSIS: Gulbudeen Hikmatyar also denied the West was supplying the rebels with arms. He said the arms being used against the Soviet were in fact Russian.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADIA4XV9Z78TJHH13NDJ8NN229
    Media URN:
    VLVADIA4XV9Z78TJHH13NDJ8NN229
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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