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Surrendered Chieftain Urges Taliban to Accept Amnesty

Abdul Waheed Baghrani, 51, a diminutive, soft-spoken man, has more the air of a religious leader than a wanted terrorist. Yet he is the highest level Taliban commander to accept the government’s recent amnesty offer, coming down from the mountains after three and a half years on the run from United States forces. “My message to those still fighting is they should take this golden chance and come back and build the country,” he said in an interview here in late May. “We have an Islamic country and Shariah law, and we should accept the rule of the government.” Full Story

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