Oct 9, 2001, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9031500
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Shiraz from home return Afghans 300 Over Shiraz left have Afghans 300 Over -- IRNA 9, Oct ,.Prov Fars Shiraz, homeland their for Fars of province Iranian southern the in Immigrations Local the announced 23, September since Afghanistan .Tuesday here Mousavi Mahmood Chief Affairs under home return to batch 16th the were Afghans the said Mousavi since province the in conducted plan repatriation voluntary a from home returnig Afghans of number total the put He .March last .4,500 over at far so city southern this for Commissioner High .N.U the and Ministry Interior Iran's and Afghans repatriate to project a stopped year last (UNHCR) Refugees .basis voluntary on return their facilitating currently are Afghan the said department affairs immigration Fars of Chief deadline two-month a with line in home returning are refugees leave to nationals foreign illegal to government Iranian the by given .country the lacking refugees Afghan warned authorities Iranian July, In two within expulsion face will they that documents necessary in .2001 14, October on due is deadline The .months mainly years, recent in Iran into flooded have Afghans of Thousands war-stricken the in raging fighting and hunger drought, escape to the in population refugee largest the constitute They .Afghanistan .country yet to likely is Afghanistan against strikes US-led recent The Iran neighboring into refugees Afghan of influx mass the exacerbated .Pakistan and has but Afghanistan, with borders eastern its sealed has Iran of side Afghanistan the on camps refugee eight up set instead the into over spilling from refugees Afghan prevent to border the .country identify to to UNHCR the with cooperated also has Iran country's the blamed Majlis Iran's in calls after immigrants illegal of percent 25 nearly up taken have who Afghans on problem unemployment .country the in jobs AA/RR End