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Commander among 8 rebels reconcile in Faryab

Commander among 8 rebels reconcile in Faryab

Jun 16, 2016 - 18:24

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Eight Talibaninfo-icon militants, including a senior figure, have joined the peace process in northwestern Faryab province, local officials said on Thursday.

Col. Nizamuddin Qaisari, the Qaisar district’s police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Saboor, a Taliban commander and his seven fighters on Thursday officially joined the peace process by handing over their weapons to police.

He said the reconciling insurgents had been active in Khwaja Musa area on the outskirts of Pashtunkot district centre.

Qaisari said communication with the Taliban commander had been launched a month ago to encourage him to join the peace process.

He said Saboor and his fighters turned in a mortar, a rocket and six different kinds of weapons and ammunition to police and practically shunned violence.

Commander Saboor said: “Four years back, I was misled by Taliban and I joined the insurgency for jihadinfo-icon against government, but I saw them only committing crimes, destruction and killing innocent people.”

Saboor said he was tired of the war and didn’t want to continue the armed fighting furthermore.

Mallah, another insurgent from the reconciling group, said he hailed from Maimana city and had joined the Taliban four months earlier. 

He said acts of Taliban were all against humanity and Islam, therefore he decided to support the security forces.



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