Afghan Biographies

Bakht Gul

Name Bakht Gul
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Haqqani supporter
History and Biodata

3. Biodata:
Bakht Gul was described by U.S. Treasury as "a key Haqqani Network communications official since at least 2009" who "works directly for Badruddin Haqqani" and serves as his "gatekeeper." Treasury's description of Gul indicates he serves as Badruddin's chief of staff.

"Gul's responsibilities include relaying reports from commanders in Afghanistan to senior Haqqani Network officials, Taliban media officials, and legitimate media outlets in Afghanistan," the designation said. He also "relayed operational orders from Badruddin Haqqani to fighters in Afghanistan." Additionally he aids in "the movement of Haqqani insurgents, foreign fighters, and weapons," and has handed out funds to commanders traveling to Afghanistan.

Last Modified 2012-05-18
Established 2012-05-18