Ding Dong the Wicked Witch is...Caught.
I am retaining the original post below as a warning to all others in celebrating too soon. NUTS!
Ha! Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the renegade who had it made, retrieved for a bounty..
This is a great day for Afghanistan, and a very happy one personally. the HIG (Hezb-i-Islami Gulbuddin, or Party of Islam, Gulbuddin faction) was the only bad guy outfit working the part of the country I was stationed. They shot rockets at us, they threated local leaders who worked with us or the Afghan central government...they were rat bastards to a man.
Hekmatyar was an interesting and very bad person.
"Who? Me, bad?!"
If the HIG folds up, this will be a significant relief to the Afghan government. They will really be able to concentrate all their efforts in the South and the Southeast.
Also, since the HIG were/are bastards, it is just a good thing to have their leader in irons.
I'm off to hoist a drink or three.