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Masoud Commanders Defects to Taleban with 3000 Afghan Soldiers

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    Afghan Opposition Commander Defects to Taliban ISLAMABAD (May 1) XINHUA - An eminent opposition commander in Afghanistan has recently defected to the ruling
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      Afghan Opposition Commander Defects to Taliban



      ISLAMABAD (May 1) XINHUA - An eminent opposition commander in Afghanistan has
      recently defected to the ruling Taliban militia along with some 3,000
      supporters, news reports reaching here said Sunday.



      Commander Abdullah Jan, who controlled the Daulat Shahi district in the
      eastern Afghan province of Laghaman, told a news conference Sunday that he
      decided not to fight against Taliban troops after realizing the "futility" of
      lasting civil war in the country.



      Jan, an ally of chief opposition commander Ahmad Shah Masood, addressed the
      press conference in Kabul along with the Taliban's Foreign Minister Wakil
      Ahmad Mutawakel and Defense Minister Mawlawi Obaidllah.



      Daulat Shahi is a strategically crucial district, located at the access to
      Masood's stronghold of Panjsher valley northeast of Kabul.



      Jan, who joined the ruling militia a week ago, said some 3,000 armed troops
      under his command also joined the Taliban.



      However, he said he would not fight against Masood and voiced the hope there
      would be no need for any fighting in Afghanistan, which has been ravaged by
      civil war for two decades.



      The Taliban, who have more than 80 percent of the Afghan territory under
      their control, are fighting opposition troops loyal to Masood in the northern
      part of the country


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