A commission has been set up to work out the conditions under which the Taleban will surrender Kandahar, the Afghan Islamic Press agency reported. Taleban spiritual leader Mullah Omar has ordered the launch of the talks with Pashtun field commander Mullah Najibullah on the surrender of Kandahar. Najibullah is to become governor of Kandahar. Afghan Islamic Press noted that Mullah Omar intended to discuss his decision with the Taleban leaders and the tribal elders.
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