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N. Alliance rejects Loya Jirga

Oct. 26, 2001 at 12:09 PM

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The anti-Taliban Northern Alliance has rejected the return of former Afghan King Mohammed Zahir Shah and the holding of a loya jirga, or tribal council. Alliance spokesman, Abdullah Abdullah, said ousted Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani should be returned to power after the Taliban is toppled.

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